10885 NE 4th Street Suite 1200
Bellevue, WA 98004-5591
Puget Sound Energy (PSE), a Bellevue based Utility company, provides electric services to about one million customers in the Western Washington area [1, 2]. PSE uses smart meters by Itron, which transmit energy usage data 30 times per hour using the Cellnet data communication technology . PSE started its Smart Grid enabled demand response pilot program in 2009 partnering with Comverge, an energy solutions provider, whose devices use Zigbee enabled programmable 2-way communication .