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The Smart Grid Industry’s Answer to the Consumer Problem

The disgruntled backlash over the installation of smart meters in a couple communities in the U.S. (currently Bakersfield, Calif., and Dallas, Texas) has rattled utilities, tech vendors and smart grid startups. In an attempt to start to create a better way to communicate with and educate consumers about smart grid technology, companies and utilities plan to launch the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) on Tuesday.

The SGCC will share resources, conduct in-depth consumer-focused research, and build a tool set for how to message, educate and communicate with consumers about smart meters and the smart grid.

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