California Public Utilities Commision's Act to ensure consumer and market benefits from smart meters

Last updated: 9 June 2021

As smart meters have been widely deployed in California by 2012, California Public Utilities Commision (CPUC) directed the state’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to begin making the Smart Meters’ built-in Home Area Network (HAN). The HAN function of the Smart Meter allows customers to monitor their household energy consumption in real-time through a wireless device placed inside their home.

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