UTC Insight reports that U.S. states seem to be accepting a standard approach to customer data access and privacy when it comes to the smart grid. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission recently made a decision that follows in line with an earlier California Public Utilities Commission decision that utilities have a right to collect and use customer data to provide services, but the same rules do not apply for sharing that data with non-utility third parties. In that case, customer consent will be required, the two commissions agree. 
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