Commission Issues Smart Grid Resolution
PERSONAL PRIVACY—U.S.July 26, 2011
When considering implementing the smart grid, state commissions should consider privacy. That's according to The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) which adopted a new resolution on smart grid principles, Smart Meter News reports. The resolution indicated support for implementation of smart grid technology but notes the importance of consumer education and engagement. NARUC will release a best practice guide on consumer privacy, which it says is essential. State commissions should "review existing privacy policies and, if necessary, adopt or update their policies to ensure that they properly address the privacy concerns created by smart meter data collection," the commission said, adding that third parties should also be required to comply.