Today, the DOE General Counsel’s Office is launching a new Smart Gird web portal. In October, the General Counsel’s office released two reports exploring technological and legal issues critical for the continued development of the Smart Grid. Drawing upon significant public participation, the reports recommended several next steps to assist utilities and other stakeholders in the rollout of Smart Grid technologies and applications. One of these recommendations was to provide a public portal for information on a variety of issues, including data access and privacy, priority of service, wireless spectrum, and network reliability. The newly-designed and enhanced Smart Grid Information web page can be accessed here.