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CEA Launches New Effort to Promote Smart Grid-Connected Products

CEA Launches New Effort to Promote Smart Grid-Connected Products

In an effort to accelerate the adoption of smart grid products, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has formed a new committee to help standardize communications in smart grid devices. The new CEA committee is pushing the Modular Communication Interface (MCI) designed to benefit manufacturers, utilities, service providers and consumers in providing a unifying technology that enables a range of consumer products to manage energy use and consumption. Developed by the Universal Smart Network Access Port (USNAP) Alliance based on research from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the MCI specification will enable manufacturers of home energy management products and data collection devices to obtain energy information through system interfaces regardless of the communication technology used. The USNAP Alliance will support the industry adoption of the MCI standa...

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