There are several major issues that will need to be met to extend the energy grid network into the home:
- Technology: In home energy grid networking has in the past utilized either very low bandwidth existing power wiring or low frequency wireless to avoid the 2.4ghz Wi-Fi spectrum. These networks have historically been isolated and not connected outside the house to the smart-grid.
- Process: The industry will need to establish processes to provide security and protect connected devices within a home from outside intrusion.
- Governance: The industry will need to establish decisions rights that protect consumer privacy.
- People: By expanding to interact with consumers directly the energy sector will need to expand their personnel skills to include consumer help lines and consumer facing public relations.