A Regulator's Privacy Guide to Third-Party Data Access for Energy Efficiency

December 20, 2012

Summarizes approaches taken by states on privacy and security issues related to third-party access to customer data and provides guidance on policy options for providing access to customer data.

  • This document informed Minnesota regulators about issues and policy options related to providing access to customer energy use information for efficiency purposes, while protecting sensitive information about customers' identities and utility services provided. As the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) continues the stakeholder process, the SEE Action guide will continue to be a valuable resource and reference. 

    Phyllis Reha, Former Minnesota PUC Commissioner