California Utilities Ordered to Reopen Grid Maps

By [email protected] There’s an unfolding conflict between the state’s investor-owned utilities and distributed energy resources providers in California that highlights the complexities of sharing utility data with the broader world.

Last month, we introduced our GTM Squared readers to the strange case of California’s disappearing Integrated Capacity Analysis (ICA) maps. In simple terms, the conflict can be summed up this way: utilities restricted access to long-available data on critical infrastructure security grounds, DER advocates protested, and state regulators have now told utilities to restore the data they took away.

That’s the upshot of a Tuesday ruling (PDF) from California Public

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