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Smart Grid RFI: Addressing Policy and Logistical Challenges, Comments from the Edison Electric Institute

The Edison Electric Institute ("EEI"), on behalf of its member companies, hereby submits the following comments in response to the request by the Department of Energy ("DOE" or "Department") for information on a wide range of issues dealing with Smart Grid technology, applications, consumer interaction, policy initiatives and economic impacts, including the definition of Smart Grid; interactions with and implications for residential, commercial and industrial customers; Smart Grid costs and benefits; collaboration between utilities, device manufacturers and energy management firms; long-term Smart Grid issues; reliability and cyber security; and managing transitions to the Smart Grid.