GTLG is focused on pushing more energy data to customers as quickly as possible to promote a faster, smarter, and better electricity distribution system that increases energy efficiency, networks all home and business gadgets and technologies, and reduces overall electricity demand.
OEI does this by engaging in state and federal policy proceedings to promote the following:
OEI Policy Principles
- States should empower every energy customer with the ability to access and use their energy data in real time as soon as possible.
- States should enable all customers to use time-based electricity rates today in a way that provides fair rates to all who supply and demand electricity, incentivizes greater energy efficiency savings, flattens daily energy use peaks, and promotes greater distributed renewable energy supplies.
- Energy data infrastructure investments should prioritize the purchase and use of the most energy-efficient technologies available (i.e., data centers, semiconductors, search platforms, etc.) to ensure system-wide energy efficiency savings are realized.
- Regulators should encourage energy use and grid data to be provided in a readily accessible manner via a standardized protocol to ensure consumers are not locked in to one utility’s, manufacturer’s or other vendor’s proprietary system and that data transfer can be done without inconvenience to consumers. Interoperability should also increase competition and economies of scale among manufacturers, driving down prices as equipment becomes more of a swappable commodity.
- Consumers should be encouraged to purchase energy efficient intelligent energy devices that promote greater communication amongst appliances, devices and home energy systems that provide the opportunity to automatically adjust energy use based on price or other factors.