Oakland, CA 94612
Energy Data Privacy: How Climate Changes Everything
Energy data used to be boring. The utility read your meter 12 times a
year, and no one cared much about seeing your utility bill history.
Nowadays, things are very different. As the $10+ trillion energy
transition to renewables ramps up to fight climate change, private
energy data access is a critical requirement to deploy and manage
distributed energy resources like solar, battery storage, electric
vehicles, demand response, and energy efficiency.
Also, to make things harder, smart meters are second only to smart
phones in how much they know about your day-to-day life. They know
when you’re home, when you’re at work, when you’re sleeping, when
you’re watching TV, when you’re taking a shower, when you’re having
sex. So how do we make the switch to a carbon-free future without
compromising energy data privacy? What will the future of energy data
privacy look like?
Daniel Roesler is the co-founder and CEO of UtilityAPI, a utility data
service that automates interactions with utilities. UtilityAPI is an
early adopter of the U.S. Department of Energy DataGuard Voluntary
Code of Conduct, which outlines best practices for handling private
energy data. Daniel is on the board of the Green Button Alliance,
which manages the international standard around personal utility data
access, and is technical contributor to the Customer Data Access
Committee at the California Public Utilities Commission, which comes
up with the next generation of regulations around utility data access
in California. In his spare time, Daniel maintains several open source
privacy and security projects.
You are encouraged to read this relevant article on the legal status of smart meters before Daniel’s talk: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lawfareblog.com%2Fpublic-utilitys-recording-home-energy-consumption-every-15-minutes-search-seventh-circuit-rules&data=02%7C01%7Ckweingarten%40ebay.com%7Cf3d27c6c8df14af2a8f008d61ac7d1b8%7C46326bff992841a0baca17c16c94ea99%7C0%7C0%7C636725842980890490&sdata=uVYL0j1Oc%2Bu6%2Bs2QSJBVTL1HR6Arh8%2BEjUxtS8AiSnE%3D&reserved=0