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5/28/2010 05:00 AM EDT
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re: Smart grid standards expected by mid-2011
green_is_now   6/10/2010 2:12:19 AM
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typo... "no more than 10%"

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re: Smart grid standards expected by mid-2011
green_is_now   6/10/2010 2:10:55 AM
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At the end of ESC San Jose there was a panel on the smart grid. Everyone was represented BUT the consumer. When I asked how much of the savings will be passed on to consumers from implementing the smart grid using taxpayers money to study, develope, standardize and implement no one had an answer! Has this not even been brought up with all the major players including government officals? These officials responsible for making sure our tax dollars are used to benifit all citizens do not prioritize this as a must do, 1st to be checked off on the what has to be done before going forward is beyond my understanding. The only comment was a side stepping "what we charge is controlled by the state PUC". But the PUC is involved with the smart grid and should be the ones demanding 50% of the savings go to consumers on average. Those that adapt and stay up all night doing laundry to save a few bucks should get more. Those that do nothing should not see their bills go up significantly. I would say more than 10% increase in their bills would be bad, 50% to 100% criminal. more carret and 1/4 the stick (relative to the carret)should be implemented. The remaining 50% should go to those that invest in the smart infrastructure to insentify the buildout. If the consumer is burdened with this cost basis either his own smart device purchases or his amortized capital equipment cost passed down via PUC, utilities, then he/she should get more of the cost savings in the future/going forward as he must shoulder capital cost passsed on with his bill.

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