Energy Data Privacy: How Climate Changes Everything

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Our speaker this month is Daniel Roesler. Daniel Roesler is the co-founder and CTO of UtilityAPI, a utility data service that automates interactions with utilities. UtilityAPI is an early adopter of the U.S. Department of Energy DataGuard Voluntary Code of Conduct, which outlines best practices for handling private energy data. Daniel is also Vice-Chair on the board of the Green Button Alliance, which manages the international standard around personal utility data access, and is a technical contributor to the Customer Data Access Committee at the California Public Utilities Commission, which comes up with the next generation of regulations around utility data access in California. In his spare time, Daniel maintains several open source privacy and security projects.

Energy data used to be boring. The utility read your meter 12 times a year, and no one cared much about seeing your utility bill history. Nowadays, things are very different. As the $10+ trillion energy transition to renewables ramps up to fight climate change, private energy data access is a critical requirement to deploy and manage distributed energy resources like solar, battery storage, electric vehicles, demand response, and energy efficiency. Also, to make things harder, smart meters are second only to smart phones in how much they know about your day-to-day life. They know when you're home, when you're at work, when you're sleeping, when you're watching TV, when you're taking a shower. So how do we make the switch to a carbon-free future without compromising energy data privacy? What will the future of energy data privacy look like?

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Join us for the discussion from 7:00PM-9:00PM, followed by drinks and camaraderie from 9:00PM-10:00PM at Firehouse Lounge (605 Brazos St).

Capital Factory is located at 701 Brazos Street, on the 16th floor of the Omni Hotel. Once on the 16th floor, there should be a sign at the front desk directing you to our meetup. If there is no sign, and no one is on duty at the desk, we are usually in the room to the left of the front desk.

Talk will be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/austintechlive

Parking for the Omni Garage can be validated at the Capital Factory front desk, reducing the cost from $18 to $7. Details: https://capitalfactory.com/parking/

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