25 Oct Power Sector Expresses Concern on New EU Privacy Regulation
An energy industry coalition sent European authorities this week a letter protesting a proposed ePrivacy regulation which it says would hurt business models in the clean energy sector.
The group, composed of Eurelectric, smartEn, metering industry group ESMIG, the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) and SolarPower Europe, argue that such business models are “almost all” based on the collection and treatment of data by home equipment and smart meters.
Frauke Thies, executive director of smartEn, said that the regulation will have far-reaching consequences that goes beyond cookies and online advertising. She added that innovative energy services need specific data to help consumers save money and support the clean energy transition