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FERC Issues Smart Grid Policy Statement

On July 16, 2009, in Docket No. PL09-4-000, FERC issued a Smart Grid Policy Statement that provides guidance regarding the development of a smart grid for the nation’s electric transmission system and focusing on the development of key standards to achieve interoperability and functionality of smart grid systems and devices. The Commission also adopts an Interim rate Policy for the period until interoperability standards are adopted by the Commission, which the Commission intends to encourage investment in smart grid systems.

To read the Commission Smart Grid Policy Statement, click here.
To read the Commission’s official press release, click here.
To read Commissioner Kelly’s prepared statement, click here.
To read Commissioner Spitzer’s prepared statement, click here.