Protecting data privacy is key to a smart energy future

The ability to collect fine-grained energy data from smart meters has benefits for utilities and consumers. However, a proactive approach to data privacy is necessary to maximize the potential of these data to support low-carbon energy systems and innovative business models.

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The work of C.V. has been supported by a Wellcome Trust Grant (203132/Z/16/Z).

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Véliz, C., Grunewald, P. Protecting data privacy is key to a smart energy future. Nat Energy 3, 702–704 (2018).

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