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SmartEnergy IP™ Announces Launch of DOE Working Group to Develop Industry Framework for Smart Grid Customer Education


10/3/2012 2:00 PM

Leading Research Firm Awarded Contract from U.S. Department of Energy to Address Critical Issues in Smart Grid Customer Education

SmartEnergy IP™, a leading strategy and research firm dedicated to smart grid customer education, announced being awarded a contract from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create the Smart Grid Customer Education Working Group. The working group will bring stakeholders from the energy and utilities industry together with the common purpose of sharing information and building best practices around smart grid customer education. By evaluating tools, techniques and programs used by utilities across the United States to introduce advanced metering, time-of-use rates, and energy management to its customers, the group will develop a Smart Grid Customer Education Model that will become a resource for utilities rolling out smart grid programs.

“The overall success of smart grid will ultimately depend on whether or not customers take a more proactive role in managing their energy use,” said Juliet Shavit, President of SmartEnergy IP™. “Given the need for utilities to effectively communicate the deployment and benefits of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) with customers, we look forward to collectively using the knowledge and experience of the Smart Grid Customer Education Working Group to develop industry best practices for smart grid customer education.”

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Source: Business Wire