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Green Button Alliance Announces Results of 2016-2017 Board of Directors Election

Representatives from Think Energy (ENGIE Resources) and UtilityAPI Join Visionary Board

MORGAN HILL, Calif., November 10, 2016–The Green Button Alliance (GBA), which fosters the development, compliance, and wide-spread adoption of the Green Button standard, today announced the results of its first annual board of directors election. Cengizhan Yenerim, Director, Demand Risk Management, Think Energy (ENGIE Resources) was elected to serve in a two-year seat and Elena Lucas, CEO of UtilityAPI will serve in a one-year seat.  Yenerim and Lucas join the Green Button Alliance’s visionary board in guiding the Alliance in its mission to accelerate the delivery of standardized Green Button technologies to the market that empower residential and commercial customers around the world to access and share their energy and water usage data to manage resource consumption.

“The Green Button Alliance is strengthened by its highly experienced and dedicated board that actively works together to the benefit of our membership and the broad market for Green Button,” said Syed Mir, Chairman of the Board, Green Button Alliance.  “We welcome Cengizhan Yenerim and Elena Lucas, and the expertise and insights they bring, to the board.  We thank Livio Gallo of Enel and Evan Birenbaum of Chai Energy for the numerous, highly valuable contributions made by their companies during their board terms.”

The Green Button Alliance Board of Directors consists of:

About Green Button Standards

The Green Button Download My Data (DMD) standard enables home owners and property managers to download their electricity, natural gas, or water usage data from their utility’s website in computer-readable XML format with the click of a virtual Green Button.  Utility customers can now easily access their historical and current usage data, analyze trends, and make informed resource-management choices.

Extending upon the Green Button DMD process, the Green Button Connect My Data (CMD) standard allows customers to authorize secure transfers of their electricity, natural gas, or water usage data to web and mobile apps for computers, tablets, and smartphones to enable them to efficiently manage and conserve their resource usage.  Due to the use of standardized Green Button technology, third-party developers are able to more-rapidly create and offer products, services, and applications that will work with other Green Button implementations.  The standard for Green Button is published by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB).

About the Green Button Alliance

The Green Button Alliance (GBA) is a U.S. IRC 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to foster the development, compliance, and wide-spread adoption of the Green Button standard.  The GBA is comprised of leading utilities, governmental departments and agencies, solution providers, and affiliate organizations that collaborate to advance the Green Button initiative to enable consumers around the world to access and share their energy and water usage data for managing their consumption.  The GBA educates the market on the broad benefits of the Green Button standard, encourages standards-based application development, and administers the Green Button Testing and Certification Program to accelerate the delivery of standardized Green Button technologies to consumers.  The standard for Green Button is published by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) as the Energy Service Provider Interface (ESPI).  For more information, or to join the Green Button Alliance, please visit http://www.greenbuttonalliance.org.

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