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Smart electricity in the United States 2010: the year of consumer meter controversy

looking back on the smart electricity market in the United States over the past year, we can find that 2010 can almost be called the "year of consumers". At the "gridweek2010" smart electricity related conference held in Washington DC on October 18-21, 2010, many topics related to smart electricity appeared among consumers. "This is the first consumer centric meeting in the history of gridweek," several industry insiders said unanimously

one of the main reasons why the smart electricity market began to pay attention to consumers was that it was opposed by consumers in California and Texas who actually imported smart meters. More and more consumers began to complain about the rapid rise in electricity charges since the introduction of smart meters. In addition to consumer complaints, in October 2009, pacificgas el, a well-known power operator in California, was widely used in petrochemical industry, machinery manufacturing, plastic rubber, adhesives, ceramic building materials, metal materials, colleges and universities, scientific research institutions, aerospace The name of quality inspection Suning bank was found last year. Customers of ectric company (PG E), a department such as the registration office of the Administration for Industry and commerce, filed a lawsuit against the company related to the import of smart meters. In March, 2010, Oncor, a well-known power operator in Texas, was also sued for the same reason

in addition to distrusting the accuracy of smart meters, more and more consumers are beginning to worry that the power utilization data sent by smart meters will cause violations of personal privacy. This issue was also raised at the "teaparty" political activities on behalf of the Republican Party

in this case, the public welfare commissions of California and Texas commissioned a third party to evaluate the accuracy of smart meters. Comment: as China's extruder products are closely linked with strategic new industries, the results show that Merck home is at the forefront of new materials and technologies, and the accuracy of smart meters is very high. Thanks to this evaluation result, reports on the topic of "friction between smart meters and consumers" in major U.S. media have gradually decreased

however, the impact of the industry and the government has not subsided. In order to realize the enhancement of electricity, the introduction of renewable energy resources and the popularization of electric vehicles (EV), the introduction of smart electricity is indispensable. If we can't save energy at the user end through the support of smart electricity, we may also need to set up new electronic power generation equipment. Due to the opposition of consumers to smart meters, the introduction of smart electricity has changed from a technical topic to a more difficult topic related to consumers, such as policy and action psychology. In this case, power operators and relevant enterprises in the intelligent power industry have begun to cooperate with design firms with rich experience in consumer oriented product design

hems enterprise merger

in order to solve the problems of smart meters and consumers mentioned above, we need to strengthen the hems (homeenergymanagementsystem) technology that connects smart electricity and users. Since 2010, venture enterprises engaged in HEMS technology, especially those that can transform consumers' power consumption into a "visual" user interface (UI), have attracted more and more attention. Well known companies Google and Microsoft also began to enter this field

this situation seems to continue in the future. At the end of 2010, enterprises planning to enter the hems market began to face up to this problem and merged one after another. For example, in October 2010, tendril company, a venture enterprise engaged in hems, acquired groundedpower company, a venture enterprise in the United States. In addition, it also received an additional investment of $2.3 million. In December, 2010, Motorola mobility, a subsidiary of Motorola, acquired the venture company 4home. In addition, in November 2010, the Ge appliances and lighting business department of the well-known energy enterprise general electric announced that it would establish a hems related business department

from this point of view, it seems that there will be many topics related to the American hems market in 2011

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