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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Smart Grid Policy Statement
This Policy Statement provides guidance regarding the development of a smart grid for the nation’s electric transmission system, focusing on the development of key standards to achieve interoperability and functionality of smart grid systems and devices. In response to the need for urgent action on potential challenges to the bulk-power system, in this Policy Statement the Commission provides additional guidance on standards to help to realize a smart grid. The Commission also adopts an Interim Rate Policy for the period until interoperability standards are adopted by the Commission, which will encourage investment in smart grid systems.

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A Policy Framework for the 21st Century: Enabling Our Secure Energy Future

This report outlines policy recommendations that build upon the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the Obama Administration’s smart grid investments to foster long-term investment, job growth, innovation, and help consumers save money. The report was prepared by the Subcommittee on Smart Grid of the National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Technology.

Facilitating a smarter and more secure grid will require sustained cooperation among the private sector, state and local governments, the Federal Government, consumer groups, and other stakeholders. Such progress is important to ensure that the United States is a world leader in the 21 st century economy, is at the forefront of the clean energy revolution, and wins the future by encouraging innovation.

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State of New York Public Service Commission

The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) smart grid policy statement that establishes regulatory policies and set forth guidelines for utilities to follow regarding the development of smart electric grid systems and associated efforts to modernize the electric grid.

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