Green Button Alliance

GBA Brochure

Learn about the Green Button Alliance in this new two-page brochure:

  • Provides Customer Usage Data with or without Smart Meters
  • Platform for Digitally Engaging with Customers
  • Ensures Utilities & Third Parties Protect Customer Privacy
  • Cost-effective Deployment Models & New Business
  • Standardized Data Access & Easy Collection Across Buildings & Utilities
  • Eliminates Manual Data Entry; Ensures Data Consistency & Accuracy
  • Data Sharing with Solution Providers & Databases
  • Streamlined Energy Reporting; Integration with Benchmarking Platforms
  • Tenant-Engagement Applications

GBA Chairman’s Update

Member Meeting Wrap-up, Spotlight on Energyworx, Member News

New Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer

This month, we welcome Mimi Zhang of Silver Spring Networks as Vice Chairman of the Green Button Alliance. Silver Spring Networks is a founding member of the Green Button Alliance and Ms. Zhang has been an instrumental part of the Alliance since its inception and also serves as head of the Alliance's member-led Global Marketing Committee. We also welcome founding board members Kim Cresencia of SDG&E and Amy Kight Costadone of PG&E to the Alliance's Secretary and Treasurer position respectively, filling the joint position previously held by Ms. Zhang.

Green Button Data for Buildings and Solar

Since the formation two years ago of the Green Button Alliance—which successfully aligns industry leaders and innovators to collaborate to further the proliferation of the Green Button standard—we have seen first-hand the enormous, enabling benefits the Green Button is bringing to utilities in the way of new programs and energy data services that are giving their customers access and choice regarding their resource consumption. For the commercial building sector, access to single-format Green Button data is in extremely high demand due to the need for efficient monitoring and managing of energy consumption across buildings and across utilities' service areas. For the solar industry, and as was underscored in the recent "The New Era of DER Project Development" webinar by members Energy Toolbase and UtilityAPI, Green Button interval data are also essential for enabling highly accurate solar- and storage-project modeling.

DistribuTECH and the Annual Members Meeting

The Green Button Alliance recently exhibited at DistribuTECH, the leading electric power transmission and distribution event, from 31 January - 2 February 2017, and held our Members Meeting on 1 February while in San Diego. The Alliance had an extremely successful showing at the event. Our booth was filled with attendees interested in Green Button benefits, use cases, and implementations. Our subsequent Annual Members Meeting was well-attended and information-packed. It was exciting to learn from utilities, leading companies, innovators, and government agencies about the great work taking-place around Green Button data – a clear demonstration of industry forward-movement and ecosystem growth. We are fortunate to have such a deeply qualified group of leaders at the helm of the Alliance and an active, participatory membership. We thank founding member SDG&E for hosting our Members Meeting!

Spotlight of the Month: Energyworx

This month, we also feature Energyworx in our "Member Spotlight." Energyworx has garnered industry accolades due to the capabilities of its powerful, scalable, SaaS-based data-crunching platform. Read more about Energyworx.

The new era—one that unlocks and maximizes standardized energy data—is here; and our members are enabling that and are driving innovations. Join us as we continue to grow the Green Button ecosystem internationally.

– Syed Mir, CIO; London Hydro
Green Button Alliance - Chair


Member Spotlight


Energyworx, based in the Netherlands and in the United States, are providers of the Energyworx SaaS-based platform that helps utilities and retailers navigate and monetize the energy transition. The Energyworx suite of Energy Data Management and Energy Intelligence Solutions utilize big data and machine learning to uncover the hidden value of data and deploy new business models. Energyworx is the only SaaS provider running business critical applications utilizing Pure Play cloud in a NoOps, server-less architecture with a continuous release cycle.

Energyworx creates business value by improving data quality upon ingestion and applying unique, industry specific algorithms and machine learning models to better predict usage patterns, grid activity and customer behavior. Energyworx focuses on four main use cases: 

By utilizing the elasticity of the cloud, Energyworx scales up to meet any demand, allowing its customers to process more data in less time. Customers are only charged for the data they store and process, leading to 75% cost reductions when compared with established vendors.

Green Button & Datahubs

Energyworx is dedicated to the growth of Datahubs like Green Button as an industry best practice for securely exchanging data and transactions between consumers and the growing set of market parties. Energyworx has implemented and demonstrated several features critical for Datahub success and continues to improve its platform to power the next generation of Datahubs.

As the energy transition continues, the volume and diversity of data will rapidly expand, creating massive data quality challenges for all players in the energy sector. Standards like Green Button are critical for driving innovation through quick and secure data exchange. Energyworx is proud to support Green Button and expand its reach in the U.S. and Europe. Green Button provides Energyworx with another method for obtaining usage data that can be enriched with relevant meta data for context-enriched decision making.

"Creating a single, centralized view with tagged data—accessible to many, and for many use cases, that is the key to success."
– Edwin Poot, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Energyworx.

Follow Energyworx on LinkedIn and on Twitter: @Energyworx_org.


Welcome to our Newest Sponsor Member:

Exelon Corporation

Exelon Corporation

We are a FORTUNE 100 company that works in every stage of the energy business: power generation, competitive energy sales, trans­mission and delivery.  As the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, Exelon does business in 48 states, D.C., and Canada and had 2015 revenues of $34.5 billion.  We employ nearly 34,000 people nationwide.

...and Welcome to our Newest Participating Members:

Energy Toolbase

Energy Toolbase

Energy Toolbase is an industry leading software platform for third-party cost analysis of Solar PV and Advanced Energy Storage projects. Users import their Green Button Data files directly into our platform to model, analyze and propose their projects.

Personal BlackBox

Personal Black Box

Personal Blackbox (PBB) is a Corporation for Public Benefit – a corporate status that drives our commit­ment to the environ­ment and society as a whole. … PBB has built an energy eco­system platform—bringing energy companies, advertisers and consumers together through our Sustain­ability app, Greenr.

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