SMART GRID DATA – What do consumers want? - Nancy Brockway

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Nov 21, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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SMART GRID DATA


What do consumers want?

A Presentation at
Gridweek

2010

Nancy Brockway

NBrockway

& Assoc.



But I don’t want this **^$%## data!

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Consumers want a good deal


Will pay for data that has value TO THEM.


But don’t want to pay just because
[fill in the blank]

tells them it is a good thing.


And don’t want to pay just because a regulator says
they must.


Goods and services must prove themselves in markets.


Societal values must be held widely to be imposed by
government.

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NBrockway & Associates

What have you been selling?

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Reasons for skepticism….


Remote disconnection


30 years of consumer advocacy


cancelled


DR estimates are just that


Averages mask extreme impacts?


Extrapolations based on black box


What is DR worth in market?


How long will it last?


No proof of consumption response (& enviro benefits)


Pilot results mixed at best


Metastudies so far not relevant



(even ACEEE does not endorse AMI)


Utilities/vendors won’t put money where mouth is


AMI undermines privacy and security

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NBrockway & Associates

Will we all need a resident 10
-
yr old?

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Have you heard anything we’ve said
about consumer protection?

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Granular data = Achilles Heel

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Low risk, very high consequences

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Who speaks for me?

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Что

делать
?


Stop talking to just to each other, and talk with us


Listen to consumer advocates/LI/Elder advocates


Work to solve the problems, not dismiss them


Don’t overhype the product(s)


Stop pretending you have support you do not have


Astroturf claims just make us mad and erode your cred…


Put your money where your mouth is.


Get pioneering applications right



Texas, Delmarva areas, PG&E SmartRate
TM


HAN enabled appliances


Get security and privacy right from the outset


Try a different model


true entrepreneurship?


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NBrockway

& Associates