On July 28, the California Public Utilities Commission enacted privacy rules requiring California’s investor-owned utilities to limit access to customer’s electricity usage tracked by smart meters. The rules are limited only to investor-owned utilities. The ruling follows S.B. 1476 which restricts an electrical or gas corporation from sharing, disclosing, or making accessible to any third party a customer's electrical or gas consumption data. The second phase of the commission's smart grid proceeding considers whether the policies should also apply to community choice aggregators and electrical service providers, non-utility entities that offer electric service to customers within the service territory of an electric utility.