Electric utilities; protection of customer data.
Requires the State Corporation Commission to prescribe standards to ensure that the Virginia customers of each public electric utility have the right to (i) control how the utility shares personally identifiable information and energy usage data resulting from the deployment by the utility of advanced metering infrastructure with any other
person and (ii) access and receive such energy usage data in a consumer-friendly and computer-friendly format. The measure gives customers the ability to opt out of any data-sharing activities by the customer's public electric utility, subject to certain exceptions. The measure also requires the Commission to convene and facilitate a stakeholder group to assist the Commission in the development of drafts of regulations that will (a) ensure the protection of the personally identifiable information of customers of each public electric utility and (b) provide mechanisms by which customers can access, obtain, and direct each public electric utility to electronically share the customer's utility usage data as specified by the customer.