SGCC President’s Blog: How Can Energy Usage Data Be Leveraged to Benefit Consumers?

SGCC’s President & CEO Patty Durand shares smart grid industry insights on her blog, Smart Consumer Connections. Read below for a snippet of the newest posting (7/25), How Can Energy Usage Data Be Leveraged to Benefit Consumers?

Data can be a valuable tool for better engaging consumers and developing improved products and services; however, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about how utilities and other organizations can safely utilize energy usage data for these purposes.

With their new Anonymous Data Service program, Commonwealth Edison is one of the utilities that is exploring this emerging area. As the Chicago-based utility nears the completion of their Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) deployment, they realized that one of the key impacts of their smart meter rollout could be the availability of interval energy usage data.

Before rolling out their data program, ComEd conducted secondary research to understand how this data could be used and who, in particular, would use it. The research determined that some of the potential third-party targets for this new offering would be…

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