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Stakeholders Aim To Build a Voluntary Code

SMART GRID—U.S.

February 27, 2013

At the U.S. Department of Energy’s first meeting on a voluntary code of conduct (VCC) for the smart grid, stakeholders discussed what a VCC should look like and who it should regulate. The stakeholder discussions come following widespread consumer and advocate concerns on smart grid data use as smart meters are increasingly rolled out, energy data becomes digitized and third parties focus on using it for marketing and other purposes. Some said, even with a code, it will be impossible to regulate what third parties do with consumer data. Others voiced concern over how utilities operating in various jurisdictions will comply with a one-size-fits-all code. “Can you adopt pieces of it?” Duke Energy’s Mark Hollis queried. Read more in this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor.
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