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California Public Utilities Commission, Decision Adopting Rules to Protect the Privacy and Security of the Electricity Usage Data of the Customers of Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (Decision (D.)11-07-056) (July 29, 2011).


The Decision requires the submission of an annual privacy report regarding Covered Information for electrical corporations. It also provides a number of privacy protections for customer usage data generated by advanced meters.

"Covered Information" is any usage information obtained through the use of the capabilities of Advanced Metering Infrastructure when associated with any information that can reasonably be used to identify an individual, family, household, residence, or non-residential customer. Covered Information does not include usage information from which identifying information has been removed such that an individual, family, household or residence, or non-residential customer cannot reasonably be identified or re-identified and does not include information provided to the Commission pursuant to its oversight responsibilities.[1]


  1. Id. at 150-51.

External resource[]

  • Southern California Edison Company's Annual Privacy Report 2012: Smart Grid Technologies Order Instituting Rulemaking 08-12-009 (Apr. 30, 2013) (full-text).