Consumer Information Kit for the Smart Grid

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To facilitate consumer understanding and support of smart grid, SGCC created a package of consumer-facing fact sheets to address consumer concerns with hot topics in smart grid. The Consumer Information Kit for the Smart Grid addresses important consumer topics including consumer benefits, data privacy, debunking myths, outage restoration, power quality, pricing plans, and health concerns. In each fact sheet, you’ll find easy-to-understand explanations of smart grid topics conveyed through informative graphics and credible resources.

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View each individual topic and download the accompanying fact sheet:

Consumer Benefits
Shows how consumer benefits emerge with a new investment in our nation’s energy infrastructure called smart grid, a modernized grid to match current technology.
Data Privacy and Smart Meters
Explores just how the process of smart meter data collection works and the protections in each step of the process for consumer privacy.
Myths vs. Facts: The Truth about Smart Meters
Discusses the most commonly circulated smart meter myths including responses, each supported by research, that offer the facts — the real deal on smart meters.
Outagerestorationfssmall Outage Restoration
Looks into how the smart grid keeps your power on and gets it restored quickly when it goes out as a smart grid enables the reliability we have come to expect for the future.
Powerqualityscreenshotsmall Power Quality
A look into what exactly power quality is and why it is important showing that more reliable and efficient power supply allows appliances to operate at their highest efficiencies.
Pricing
Reviews new pricing plans enabled by the smart grid and smart meters and how they can help consumers become smart power consumers who save money and help improve the environment.
Radio Frequencies and Smart Meters
Addresses the health concerns voiced by consumers, using research prepared by credible sources such as the California Council on Science and Technology, EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute), and others.