Smart Grid Partnership Opportunities

Ivan O'Neill of Southern California Edison discusses their smart meter roll-out; they are deploying 8,000 to 10,000 per day from now to the end of 2012.  One of the benefits of this roll-out will be tools that will enable customers to better manage their energy usage.  O'Neill mentioned that they are looking for partners from telecom to retail to help customers realize the benefits of the smart grid.  Southern California Edison sees these partners as being critical to getting data to customer in places where they want to see it (e.g. the TV, Smart Phone, etc.).  O'Neill also points out the importance and challenge of respecting privacy of consumer data.  

This video was filmed in January 2011 at the Parks Associates' Smart Energy Summit and is brought to you by Parks Associates.