PUC opens investigation on smart meter opt-out
Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is to open an
investigation to determine if Central Maine Power’s policy
of not providing its customers an opt-out option for smart meters
is “unreasonable, insufficient or unjustly discriminatory.”
County outlaws PG&E smart meters
potential risks to the health, safety and welfare of residents
Marin County in the north San Francisco Bay Area has placed a
moratorium on the installation of smart electric meters by Pacific
Gas & Electric Company.
meter customer protection and safety under review in
Australia’s Ministerial Council on
Energy (MCE) has released its response to submissions on Draft
Policy Paper One of the Smart Meter Customer Protection and Safety
Review, covering customer protection issues relating to the
National Energy Customer Framework (NECF).
Columbia Institute of Technology developing smart home
British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has entered into a
partnership with Silver Spring Networks to develop a fully
functional and sustainable family home located on its Burnaby
electricity customer service rules take effect in Ontario
electricity customer service rules, including changes around bill
issuance and payment, disconnections, and security deposits,
introduced by the Ontario Energy Board have become effective in
Ontario from January 1, 2011.
approves IP and electric vehicle standards for smart grid
United States Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Governing
Board has approved three key sets of standards on Internet
Protocols and electric vehicles for an interoperable smart grid.
ZigBee network processor with embedded ZigBee PRO stack from TI
2.4-GHz ZigBee® network processor with integrated ZigBee PRO
software stack has been introduced by Texas Instruments
AMI rollout under review
rollout is to be reviewed by the new state government, and could
even be suspended while the review is under way.
PIECE: Britain’s smart metering implementation program
Pace, Senior Director of Business Development, Silver Spring
Ofgem’s highly anticipated prospectus for
the rollout of smart meters to every home and small business in
the U.K. is currently under consultation. The Smart Metering
Implementation Program is central to the government’s
ambition for a low carbon economy and its commitment to giving
consumers greater control over their energy usage.
PAPER: Oracle - Protecting the Electric Grid in a Dangerous
Today, the widespread use of standard
computing platforms and systems linked to the internet exposes the
electric grid to new risks of internal and external compromise and
potential disruption. To protect against these attacks, the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has mandated sweeping
security programs. The North American Electric Reliability
Corporation Critical Information Protection (NERC CIP) cyber
security standards have established comprehensive requirements
that will be phased in over the next several years.
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