Protecting Privacy of Personal Information and the Reliable Operation of the Smart Grid in Ontario
The OEB initiated a policy consultation to engage with key industry stakeholders to continue its review of the non-bulk electrical grid and associated business systems in Ontario that could impact the protection of personal information and smart grid reliability.
The privacy and security of consumer information has long been a priority of the OEB and is a requirement in every distributor’s licence.
The risk of unauthorized access to both operating and business systems in the sector is growing due to the increased use of automation, electronic communications and data flows.
The goal of this policy consultation will be to identify industry standards and best practices in order to establish a sector wide consistent framework for continuing to protect personal information and the reliable operation of the smart grid.