Policy Solutions: Consumer Access to Improved Data & Meters
If we provide consumers with access to data about their electricity use, they will be better equipped to save energy and money. Allowing consumers and third parties to install intelligent meters and home automation systems will accelerate this process. We must establish national standards for those meters and eliminate the one-way utility information control systems now in use.
Suggested reading on improved data and meters:
- Smart Meters and Smart Pricing: A Win-Win for Communities and Consumers
This issue brief details what smart meters and smart pricing are, how they function, the benefits they provide, a business case for their adoption, and an outlook on state and federal policies.
- Maximizing Consumer Value Through Dynamic Pricing: A Suggested Approach for Regulators
This fact sheet provides regulators and electricity providers a broader set of criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of proposed dynamic pricing structures.
- Smart Grid Issues in State Law and Regulation
This extensive white paper, authored by Ashley Brown, Esq. of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and Raya Salter, Esq., includes evaluation of smart meter programs throughout the country and corresponding policy recommendations.
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