U.S. DOE Releases Voluntary Code of Conduct for Smart Grid Data Privacy

smart_grid1January 12, 2015: President Obama announced the release of the final concepts and principles for a Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCC) related to privacy of customer energy usage data for utilities and third parties. The final VCC is the result of a 22-month multi-stakeholder effort which was facilitated by the Energy Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability in coordination with the Federal Smart Grid Task Force. The VCC reflects input from stakeholders across the electricity industry and incorporates comments and responses from the public that were collected via DOE’s Federal Register Notice issued earlier this year. The VCC will be instrumental in providing mechanism for demonstrating how consumers’ data is protected and secured thus instilling consumer confidence.

Download the Voluntary Code of Conduct Final Concepts and Principles.

Learn more more about the Multi-stakerholder Process.

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