Accomplishments include membership growth, new director and major research contributions
ATLANTA – March 29, 2011 – The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, the non-profit brainchild of a group of industry and consumer leaders looking to advance the modernization of the US electrical grid by facilitating cooperation among all stakeholders, marks its first birthday this month by reflecting on the year's accomplishments. Achievements include:
Accenture, Google, IBM, Oracle, Environmental Defense Fund, Future of Privacy Forum, Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy, Ohio Consumers' Counsel, Kansas City Power & Light, Arizona Public Service Co., Michigan Public Service Commission, Enmax Corp., Georgia Institute of Technology, and more.
"We're excited to continue the momentum in 2011," said Executive Director Patty Durand. "SGCC's second year goals include basic educational pieces to address consumer concerns and describe smart grid benefits, best practice guidelines, and research which delves further into consumer segmentation and captures learning from pilots."
About the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC)
The SGCC is a consumer focused non-profit organization aiming to promote the understanding and benefits of modernized electrical systems among all stakeholders in the United States. Membership is open to all consumer and environmental advocates, technology vendors, research scientists, and electric utilities for sharing in research, best practices, and collaborative efforts of the group. Join @ www.smartgridcc.org.