The US Department of Energy (DOE) is consulting on a Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCC) relating to data privacy for smart grid technologies. Once in place, the VCC will create a voluntary, but legally enforceable, code of conduct for electric utilities and third parties providing consumer energy use services that will address privacy issues related to data enabled by smart grid technologies. The consultation is open until 14 October.

Data Privacy and the Smart Grid: A Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCC) – Draft for public comment - September 2014