Lexington Institute: Balancing Smart Grid Data and Consumer Privacy

Consumer usage data is so valuable that some predict it eventually may be worth more than the distribution of electricity. Even so, over half of states in the U.S. lack policy for electricity data access. 

This report, part of the Lexington Institute’s Future of the Power Grid series, was written by Constance Douris, vice president of the think tank. Without guidelines, Douris writes, customers, businesses and grid operators lack the information they need to make better decisions on the grid. In addition, personal information potentially may be shared in a manner not desired by customers.

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