Wednesday, August 17, 2011

California Shows the Way with Customer Electricity Usage Data Security & Privacy Ruling

Show me another state (or country for that matter) that's doing this much. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)'s proposed decision became a decided decision while I was away, so if you haven't had time to check it out yet, here's a good short summary from IDC's Usman Sindhu.

In play are:
  • HAN networks (for real)
  • Real-time pricing signals for consumers
  • 3rd party access to usage data with customer consent
  • New security and privacy rules for the big 3 CA IOU utilities with CPUC oversight
But if you insist on reading the entire ruling, then by all means, click HERE for it. I won't try to stop you.