The GBA is a non-profit organization that fosters the development, compliance, and adoption of the industry’s Green Button standard for easy, secure access and sharing of energy and water usage data. Green Button solutions enable customers to digitally manage consumption and costs, meet reporting requirements, and support decarbonization efforts.Learn More
The GBA consists of leading electricicity, natural gas, and water utilities; solution providers; governmental agencies; and affiliate organizations interested in accelerating the development, deployment, and proliferation of standards-based Green Button data access and sharing technology.Join
Demand for Utility Customer Data
The need for utility-provided digital access to standardized energy consumption and billing data is critical for commercial, industrial, and institutional building-energy managers; solar and real estate industries; the heating and cooling sector; and residential customers who want to understand and manage their energy usage. The demand for easy access to standards-based, highly-accurate, and single-format energy, natural gas and water usage data continues to increase as new building efficiency reporting requirements and decarbonization goals are now in effect across multiple states and regions.
Green Button Connect My Data is the proven, digital data access and -sharing standard to support grid modernization, digital transformation and customer engagement strategies for utilities, third-party solution providers and state and province-wide roll-outs. Adherence to the standard is essential to ensure customer data privacy, faster on-boarding of solutions and seamless interoperability and scalability of platforms, applications, and services.
As smart meters continue to be installed around the world, and customer demand for digital access to their data increases, utilities are utilizing Green Button Connect My Data implementations to provide new energy data -enabled platforms, apps and services including new Demand Response, EV and storage services, as well as to connect to customer-sited distributed energy resources (DERs) to further support grid-balancing efforts.
Today, over 40 million residential and commercial customers have the ability to digitally access and securely share their Green Button energy data with authorized apps and services through utility-provided Green Button Connect My Data implementations. The GBA estimates that several million additional utility customers have digital access to their consumption data and the ability to manually download and share it with service providers of their choice via utility-provided Green Button Download My Data implementations.