This document provides policy guidelines for investor-owned electric utilities those are considering smart grid investments. The guidelines have been created after carefully reviewing feedback from various parties, including utilities, telecommunications, hardware/software vendors, consumer representatives, etc. The purpose is to balance a careful approach while smart grid technology is still developing, with creating conditions that will allow optimal technology solutions to flourish.
These have described the Commission's vision, implementation priorities. It also expects using hybrid private and public network as communication technologies. Customer engagement, benefit/cost analysis, cost recovery and uncertainty consideration, interoperability standards, cyber security standards, and consumer data privacy have been discussed, too.
This information was submitted by Jeremy Laundergan, Director, Utility Services Consulting, EnerNex, firstname.lastname@example.org on 08/31/2011.