At last week’s Smart Grid Symposium, the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) invited several industry representatives to provide insights on smart grid systems. From their opening statements, Commissioners Chong and Grueneich clearly understand how not to compound the difficulty of system integration. Chong held the symposium because she felt it was “important for the main players [for the smart grid] in California to hear the national perspective.” Speakers from NIST, EPRI, NEMA and other experts shared a common message on the need for common standards, and the theme appeared to resonate with the commissioners.

 Hearing Archives [Morning] [Afternoon, NEMA at the 1:04 marker]  

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