Landis+Gyr Commends New York State Public Service Commission’s Energy Data Initiative
Access to energy data, while at the same time protecting consumer choice and data privacy, is imperative for transformational energy policies
ATLANTA, GA. – March 30, 2020 – Landis+Gyr (LAND.SW), a global leader in smart energy management, announced its support for the recently initiated proceeding of the New York State Public Service Commission to assess the comprehensive use and access to energy-related data that balances privacy, security and the creation of a cleaner, affordable and more resilient energy system.
“By addressing the importance of access to data and consumer choice, this proceeding has the potential to set a new standard for how commissions balance data privacy and the ability for all parties to benefit from the data made available from a digitized grid,” said Prasanna Venkatesan, Landis+Gyr’s Executive Vice President of the Americas region. “Distributed energy resources, electrification of transportation and other changes to our energy infrastructure require data for situational awareness, business transactions and maintaining power quality. At the same time, consumers who choose to participate in energy management programs can greatly benefit from the automation and energy savings these tools provide.
“Establishing guidelines for the sharing and use of energy data will further expand the options available to consumers in the future,” Venkatesan added.
As utilities and consumers transition to cleaner sources of power generation, new smart grid technologies provide sensing and measurement tools that are critical for maintaining a reliable, efficient and cost-effective energy delivery system. Smart grid technologies now offer applications, similar to popular smart phone apps, that allow consumers to opt-in for capabilities such as appliance monitoring, setting usage thresholds and security alerts. Features that enable utilities to monitor the operation and health of system equipment are also being deployed.
Landis+Gyr, a global provider of utility IoT technology, has directed some of the largest smart grid projects in the world, demonstrating the value of a more intuitive and responsive energy delivery system.
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering one of the broadest portfolios, we deliver innovative and flexible solutions to help utilities solve their complex challenges in smart metering, grid edge intelligence and smart infrastructure. With sales of USD 1.8 billion, Landis+Gyr employs approximately 5,600 people in over 30 countries across five continents, with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better.
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