State Commission Briefings

Colorado (February 2012)
In home displays (IHDs) defined and put into context of the entire information stream necessary to meet customer needs. Are IHDs necessary, a review of the research to-date, strengths and weaknesses and alternative implementation options? SMUD residential pilot results presented by Karen Herter. Working session with Colorado Public Utilities Commission.
Customer Data Access NARUC Webinar
CO Data Access Questions

Mid Atlantic Demand Response Initiative, MADRI (May 2011)
Dynamic Pricing in a Smart Grid World
Rate design structures, design options, regulatory issues, and comparison of rate forms presented by Theresa Flaim, Energy Resource Economics, LLC.

Building a Smart Grid Smarter Customers
Rate design regulatory and consumer issues, critical issues creating barriers to implementation, and overview of multi-year implementation transition options, presented by Roger Levy, Smart Grid Technical Advisory Project.

Mid Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Commissioners (June 2010)
Smart Grid Rate Design and Measuring Value
Attributes for valuing smart grid from societal, customer, and utility perspectives. Overview of rate design smart grid objectives, options, issues, and comparison of rate forms.

Metering, Cost Recovery, Demand Response
Advanced metering for smart grid, comparison and review of strengths and weaknesses of advanced versus smart meters, review of cost recovery issues with examples. Overview of demand response trends, requirements, standards, customer rights, control options and customer automation technology options.

Michigan Public Service Commission (March 2012)
MI Smart Meters Health Issues Webinar
Presented by Janie Page, Science Engineering Associate with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Roger Levy, lead consultant, Smart Grid Technical Advisory Project

MI Smart Meters Opt Out Webinar
Smart meter protest and regulatory issues related to opt-out policies, technical options, and technical and policy assessment are reviewed. Presented by Stephen C. Hadden, Managing Consultant, SAIC and Roger Levy, Lead Consultant, Smart Grid Technical Advisory Project.

Smart Meter- Review of American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) submittal (March 2012)
Critical review of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) protest memorandum submitted to Michigan Case #17000 outlining scientific objections to smart meter radiation exposure.

Smart Meter - Review of County of Santa Cruz Heath Services Agency Memorandum (March 2012)
Critical review of a protest memorandum submitted to Michigan Case #17000 originally submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission by the Santa Cruz Health Services Agency, with addendum "Health Impacts of Radio Frequency on Smart Meters" by Daniel Hirsch (University of California at Santa Cruz).

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (November 2010)
Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, Standards Update
Slides providing detailed plain language review of the original NIST standards, regulatory issues, with Q&A. Presented Eric Gunther, EnerNex.

Smart Grid Standards: Implications for State Regulatory Commissions
Word document providing a text overview of the original proposed smart grid standards, the standards development process, NIST relationship with FERC, references and links.

Ohio Public Service Commission (June 2009)
Commissioner and Staff Briefing
Smart Grid workshop for regulatory staff, commissioners, and public providing an overview of the technical foundation, emerging technologies, advanced metering, standards, and guidelines for pilots. Presented by Ron Hofmann, Eric Gunther (EnerNex), Stephen Hadden (RWBeck), and Roger Levy.

Fundamentals of Dynamic Pricing
Smart Grid workshop for regulatory staff, commissioners, and utilities. Provided an overview of residential and small dynamic pricing objectives, principles, and results from pilots. Presented by Ahmad Faruqui, The Brattle Group).

Ohio Public Service Commission (March 2012)
Dynamic Pricing Workshop - Residential and Small Commercial Customers
Smart Grid workshop for regulatory staff, commissioners, and utilities. Provided an overview of residential and small dynamic pricing objectives, principles, and results from pilots. Presented by Ahmad Faruqui, The Brattle Group).

Dynamic Pricing Workshop - Large Commercial and Industrial Customers
Smart Grid workshop for regulatory staff, commissioners, and utilities. Provided an overview of large commercial and industrial dynamic pricing objectives, principles, and results from pilots. Presented by Ralph Zarumba, Navigant.

Oregon Public Utility Commission (September 2009)
An Overview of Smart Grid Issues
Smart grid workshop for regulatory staff, full commission, utilities, and public representatives. Reviewed cost effectiveness, vision, and regulatory issues including advanced metering, rates, reliability, pilots and transition plans and standards.

Utah Public Service Commission (May 2009)
Smart Grid and Smart Meters Briefing
Workshop for regulatory staff and commissioners - providing an overview of smart grid objectives, technology, metering, rate design, and technology issues including interoperability, standards, and emerging consumer automation.

Smart Meters: Example Projects
Workshop for regulatory staff and commissioners - provided overview of smart grid projects throughout North America.

Smart Meters Resource Guide (April 2012)
Excel spreadsheet providing articles, reports, presentations, regulatory decision, and web links to address advanced and smart meter issues. Separate tabs address, meter specific studies, accuracy issues, opt-in versus opt-out decisions, privacy, cyber security, anti-smart meter web sites, sample testimony from Michigan Case 17000, health studies, and technical health and medical research references.