Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Funniest Smart Grid Article So Far

A outburst like this (on the present state of the home area network (HAN) portion of the Smart Grid) can only come from Jesse Burst, of course:
There are only two things wrong with today's in-home displays for energy management: (1) they suck for utilities and (2) they suck for consumers.
Among the encyclopedic list of HAN vendors shortcomings is a failure to appreciate homeowners' security concerns, as in:
When they talk to utilities, most HAN vendors reveal their lack of understanding of the utility charter and mindset. They chatter about entrepreneurial opportunity, or pioneering new markets, or liberating consumer data. They fail to discuss maintaining reliability, or justifying technology to regulators, or safeguarding privacy and security.
For full article click here.

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