EFF Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien joins a panel discussing:
Smart Grid Data: Insights, Privacy, or Both? Wednesday November 9, 10:30am - 12:00pm (Ampitheater)
Underlying the “smart” in Smart Grid is a mountain of new data that will be produced across the electric delivery system and beyond the meter in the customer’s home or business. For some, this much data available at the utility immediately raises questions of privacy and customer expectations. In this Facebook era, have the expectations of privacy changed? For others, this data is expected to create a new energy information marketplace for demand response, energy efficiency and other beneficial services. But how should this information be collected, managed and analyzed in order to extract value from it, customer behavior and enhance services? Are there concerns regarding possible liabilities in managing and securing data? How will consumers use real-time information? Are there significant costs and who should pay them? What are the leading policies regarding privacy and access to third parties? Join us as utility CIOs, utility customer service executives, third party energy management providers, and software analytics companies discuss and debate what data and information can – and should – be provided to customers and third parties.
(There is a fee for registration for this event.)
Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington D.C.