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2021-07 in the Headlines

13 July: "Revel Turns to Software to Keep its e-Moped Fleet Powered without Straining NYC's Grid," TechCrunchLogical Buildings’ GridRewards featured.

06 July: "New Zealand Government Agrees to Establish a Consumer Data Right," New Zealand Government press release.

29 June: "Consumers Satisfied with Smart Home Devices, But Data Privacy Concerns Linger,Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative press release.

23 June: "'A More Sustainable and Equitable Society': Enbridge Releases 20th Annual Sustainability Report," CSRWireEnbridge featured.

21 June: "AES Ohio Secure Green Light for $249M Smart Grid Project," Smart Energy International.

15 June: "OhmConnect Bets $100M That Free Smart Thermostats Can Prevent Summer Blackouts in California," Canary MediaOhmConnect featured.

27 May: "Essential Information About Energy Usage in the State is Elusive, and That's a Costly Problem," New Hampshire BulletinNew Hampshire statewide energy data access platform.

25 May: "25 Years - A Story of Evolution - 2011-2015", Smart Energy InternationalGreen Button Initiative featured in timeline of significant industry evolution markers, launch profiled in the 04/2012 issue of SEI.

19 May: "California Mayors Partner with OhmConnect to Prevent Blackouts this Summer," OhmConnect press release.

14 May: "London Hydro Customers Participate in EV Charging Pilot," Canadian AutoWorld. Green Button Connect My Data platform.

03 May: "For the Business World, Carbon is starting to Hit Where It Hurts," GreenBiz, by Lincoln Peyton, ClearTrace.

26 April: "New York Regulators Address Data Access Issues In Bid to Grow Clean Energy Development," UtilityDiveGreen Button Connect My Data platform.

16 April: "Unlocking Ontario's Energy Data - Rodan Energy Welcomes Ontario's Green Button Announcement," Rodan Energy press release. Green Button Initiative.

15 April: "PSC Further Strengthens Safe and Fair Access to Data to Meet New York's Clean Energy Goals," New York State Public Service Commission press release.

2021-04 in the Headlines

06 April: “ENGIE and Georgetown University Launch Partnership to Promote Energy Sustainability,” ENGIE North America press release.

02 April: “What Biden's Infrastructure Plan Means for the US Energy Sector,” Power Engineering International.

26 March: “Increasing Numbers of Utility Customers Care About the Climate and Want Action, New Report Shows,” POWERGRID International. Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) report featured.

08 March: “Digital Platform Regulations for Electric Utilities: Part 1,” by Michael Murray, T&D World. Green Button Connect My Data.

08 March: “Jigar Shah's Plan to Manage DOE's $40B Loan Program,” Greentech Media.

03 March: “Energy Hedging: A New Way to Make Demand Response Pay in California?Greentech Media. OhmConnect featured.

02 March: “E & C Leaders Introduce the CLEAN Future Act, Comprehensive Legislation to Combat the Climate Crisis,” U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce press release.

10 February: “ClearTrace Builds a Truly Connected Energy World Through Technology That Empowers Trust, Transparency and Security,” SuperbCrew. ClearTrace featured.

03 February: “The 50 States of Grid Modernization: 2020 Review and Q4 2020 Quarterly Report,” by NC Clean Energy Technology Center.

31 January: “Energy Data Management as a Business Strategy Best Practice,” Sustainability, Unitil’s January 2021 Newsletter. Green Button Download My Data featured.

11 January: “Energyworx Announces Maher Chebbo as Chairman of Customer Advisory Board,” Energyworx press release.

12 October, 2020: “ZOME's Consortium DOE Project Team Member Wins the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics,” ZOME press release.

2021-01 in the Headlines

13 January: "ENGIE North America Adds Nearly 2 GW of Renewable Energy in the U.S. in 2020," ENGIE North America press release.

13 January: "CTA Announces 2021 Smart Home Division Mark of Excellence Award Winners," CE Pro. “Energy Efficiency Product of the Year” - Logical BuildingsGridRewards.

08 January: "New Jersey Approves PSE&G's $778 Smart Meter Rollout," Greentech Media. Approval comes with regulator demand for energy data sharing.

31 December: "Top 10 Utility Regulation Trends of 2020," Greentech Media. #10 [Energy] Data Platforms Take Shape.

16 December: "Energy Department Announces $45 Million in Funding for Solar Technologies,U.S. Department of Energy post.

16 December: "Op-Ed: Smart Energy is Smart Policy," NJ Spotlight News.

14 December: "S&P Global Platts Names ENGIE 'Energy Company of the Year'," ENGIE Resources blog post.

07 December: "Companies Announce New Residential VPP for California," Power MagazineOhmConnect.

03 December: "Fort Collins Utilities Launches MyData, Powered By UtilityAPI," UtilityAPI blog post.

02 December: "PUC Approves CUBs Petition for Open Data Access Standards," Minnesota Citizens Utility Board (CUB) blog post.

10 November: "Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Startup Spotlight: Virimodo," Alabama NewsCenterVirimodo.

27 October: "London Hydro Builds on Past Success to Launch New Pilot," London Hydro Press Release.

09 September: "EnerWisely Confirms Energy Star Partnership for Energy Efficiency," EnerWisely press release.

2020-04 in the Headlines

16 April: "In New York, A New Way for Stay-at-Home Customers to Get Paid for Shaving Peak Energy," Greentech MediaLogical Buildings; Green Button Connect My Data.
13 April: "'Data Hive' Opens for Solar, Battery Vendors in Silicon Valley," Greentech MediaUtilityAPI, Green Button Connect My Data.
13 April: "How to Match Your Electricity Rate with Facility Usage," facilitiesnet. Green Button Download My Data.
02 April: "States Take the Lead by Requiring Utilities to Increase Energy Efficiency," buildee blog post.
19 March: "PSC Expands Access to Data Needed to Meet State's Clean Energy Goals; New Policies will Establish Privacy and Cybersecurity Requirements for Access to Energy Related Data," New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) press release.
20 February: "Mission:data Collaborates with North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein on State-of-the-Art Data Portability and Privacy Rule," Mission:data post.
18 February: "Accelerated Innovations and MyMeter® Continue to Grow Worldwide with Empresa Electrica de Guatemala (EEGSA)," Accelerated Innovations press release.
10 February: "Ohio's Final Workgroup Report on Smart Meter Data Access: Are We There Yet? Not Quite, Kids...The DW Energy Blog. Update on Green Button Connect My Data in Ohio.
February 2020: "NAESB ESPI and Green Button," page 4, North American Energy Standards Board Bulletin.
21 January: "Smart Buildings Market to Reach USD 109.48 Billion by 2026; Rising Environmental Concerns to Contribute Healthy Growth, States Fortune Business Insights™," Fortune Business Insights press release.
14 January: "Blockchain Project to help JPMorgan Reach 100% Renewable Energy Goal," S&P Global Platts. JPMorgan partners with swytchX.

2019-12 in the Headlines

19 December: "Beyond the Customer's Meter: Part 1," T&D WorldGreen Button functionality and benefits included.
12 December: "The Top Grid Modernization and Policy Trends of 2019," T&D World.
04 December: "Exelon Appoints Calvin G. Butler Jr. as Senior EVP of Exelon and as CEO of Exelon Utilities; Names Carim Khouzami as CEO of Baltimore Gas & Electric," Exelon press release.
03 December: "Is Big Data Big Brother?," T&D World. Green Button security and customer control noted.
21 November: "Like Restaurants, Buildings Will Get Grades (D's for Energy Guzzlers)," New York TimesLogical Buildings quoted.
13 November: "Bridging Grid Edge with Building Edge: Making Grids More Flexible, Reliable," T&D World. Green Button energy data benefits included.
25 October: "Engaging Residential Customers with DR on 15 Minutes' Notice: Exclusive Interview with Carlos Lopez of London Hydro," Energy Central. Results of real-time pilot project leveraging Green Button platform noted.
16 October: "Accelerated Innovations Announces a New Partnership with Snohomish County Public Utility District 1," Accelerated Innovations press release.
16 October: "Silicon Valley Clean Energy Launches Flagship Pilot with UtilityAPI," SVCE and UtilityAPI press release.
October 2019: "The 50 States of Grid Modernization: Q3 2019 Quarterly Report Executive Summary," North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center.
08 October: "Navigant and eIQ Mobility Offer Turnkey Electric Fleet Deployments to Utilities and Corporations," Navigant Consulting and eIQ Mobility press release.
24 September: "OhmConnect Names New CEO After Hitting Major Milestones," OhmConnect press release.
24 September: "Grading Buildings On Energy Consumption," Commercial Observer. Logical Buildings quoted.

2019-09 in the Headlines

13 September: "Pason Power, Energy Toolbase Merge to Create Comprehensive Energy Storage Platform," Solar Power World.
11 September: "EPA Recognizes Green Energy Solutions for Leading Green Power Use," Green Energy Solutions press release.
04 September: "London Hydro Sees Revenue Promise in Data-Crunching," London Free Press.
16 August: "BGE Named Among Nation's Utilities Most Trusted by Business Customers," Energy Central.
06 August: "NYSERDA, Con Edison to Launch Program to Award Providers for Energy Efficiency Upgrades," Daily Energy Insider.
06 August: "CUB Petitions PUC to Unleash Consumer Energy Data in Public Interest," CUB Minnesota Blog.
25 July: "NCS Pushes the Envelope with UtilityAPI Partnership," NCS press release.
10 July: "Demand Response is Dead. Long Live Flexiwatts!" OhmConnect Opinion article, Utility Dive.
03 June: "KERI Invites Japan's Power-Related Institutions to Seek Bilateral Cooperation," Korea IT Times.

2019-06 in the Headlines

19 June: "Dispatches from Grid Edge innovation Summit," Greentech MediaUtilityAPI quoted.
17 June: "Bill Awaiting Sunuhu's Signature Would Create Statewide Database on Consumer Energy Use," New Hampshire Union Leader.
14 June: "Union Gas Merger with Enbridge Inc. Made Official in Chatham-Kent," BlackburnNews.com.
13 June: "Mega Summer Aims to Mobilize Californians in Energy Savings Program," Valley NewsOhmConnect program featured.
11 June: "Chris Crane Elected EEI Chairman; Ben Fowke and Gerry Anderson Elected Vice Chairmen," Edison Electric Institute press release.
07 May: "States Look to Boost Access to Energy Usage Data," American Public Power Association.
06 May: "Commissioner McAllister talks About Importance of Energy Data Use and Accessibility," California Energy Commission blog.
03 May: "50 States of Grid Modernization: Q1 2019 Quarterly Report, May 2019," by North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center.
02 May: "Simplifying the Process of Retrieving Usage Data," by EnergyToolbase and UtilityAPI.

2019-04 in the Headlines

15 April: "Data Accessibility Staff Report," Michigan Public Service Commission. Includes Green Button Connect My Data status.
11 April: "London Hydro Wins International Award for MyWater Portal," London Hydro press release.
08 April: "ComEd Files for Decrease in Customer Electricity Rates," ComEd press release.
05 April: "Maximum Energy Savings with Real-Time Energy Management," NYSERDA case study featuring Logical Buildings solution.
02 April: "Energyworx Strengthens Board with Two Utility Industry Veterans," Energyworx press release.
01 April: "CUB Advances Bill to Unleash Energy Data in the Consumer Interest," Citizens Utility Board (CUB) Minnesota.

2019 GBA Annual General Meeting

The Green Button Alliance’s 2019 Annual General Meeting to be held at CS Week

The Green Button Alliance’s Annual General Meeting will gather digital utilities, energy-efficiency innovators, governmental agencies, research institutes, and affiliate organizations interested in learning about the latest on the industry’s Green Button energy data-access and secure data-sharing standard.

GBA members and non-members are invited to attend the 1-hour face-to-face meeting being held at CS Week in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday, 10 April, from 8:30-9:30 am MST (arrive at 8:15 to meet everyone).

Those that are unable to attend in-person may participate remotely; RSVP either way. 

The meeting will address:

  • Green Button 2018 Accomplishments
  • Green Button Connect My Data Technical Update
  • Green Button 2019 & Look Ahead

RSVP to participate in the GBA’s Annual General Meeting — whether you’re attending in-person, or via web/dial-in. 

https://www.evite.com/event/0220D53JEYEWAAWNYEPJI5JU4KF2UY/rsvp 

   

2019-03 in the Headlines

26 March: "Department of Energy Announces $130 Million for Early-Stage Solar Research Project," Department of Energy press release.
25 March: "Five Ways to Move the Needle with 'Selectively Engaged' Energy Consumers," Electric Light & Power magazine.
25 March: "The Biggest Numbers Game in the Power Sector: Data Analytics and the Utility Community of the Future," Utility Dive.
19 March: "National Constitution Center, ENGIE add Green to the Red, White and Blue of America's Town Hall in Energy Deal," Oil & Gas 360.
18 March: "ENGIE Acquires Swiss Start-up to Achieve Energy Transition Goals," Smart Energy International.
15 March: "Con Edison Pilot Program to Offer Price Break for Off-Peak Energy Use," SILive.
11 March: "It's 2050 and This is How We Stopped Climate Change," NPR. Sila Kiliccote, CEO, eIQ Mobility interviewed.
11 March: "Energy-Efficient Investments Boosting Real Estate Portfolio Evaluations," by Forbes. Logical Buildings featured.
06 March: "These Food Technologies Are Ripe for Innovation," Forbes. Wexus Technologies featured.

2019-02 In the Headlines

23 February: "Gaming the Grid,Sierra MagazineOhmConnect featured.
18 February: "NH Electric Customers Should Demand Their Data," by D. Maurice Kreis, Power to the People column, co-published by Manchester Ink Link and InDepthNH.org. Green Button standards featured.
15 February: "Standards Key to Unlocking Advanced Metering Data Benefits for Customers, Utilities,Daily Energy Insider. Green Button standards featured.
11 February: "CPUC Approves Energy Storage Net Metering,Energy Toolbase.
06 February: "eIQ Mobility Raises Seed Round from Schneider Electric Ventures. Annette Clayton, CEO and President, North America Operations at Schneider Electric Joins Board,eIQ Mobility press release.
01 February: "Logical Buildings Closes $3.5 Million Series C-1 Offering as SmartKitTMAI Smart Building Software Platform Expands Nationally, Achieving 35% Growth in Adoption During Q4 2018,Logical Buildings press release.
01 February: "Green Button Alliance Members Set to Impart Expertise at Key Industry Events,Green Button Alliance press release.
30 January: "London Hydro: Leading the Industry in Green Button Innovation,The Distributor, Winter 2019.
29 January: "Green Button Alliance Member UtilityAPI's New Utility Data Exchange Platform Certified Green Button Connect My Data (CMD) Compliant,Green Button Alliance press release.
29 January: "Energy Smart Community, Ithaca and Tomkins County, NY,Smart Energy InternationalNotes NYSEG has made Green Button DMD & CMD available.
25 January: "Green New Deal Needs to Include Agriculture Technology," ForbesWexus Technologies included.

2019-01 In the Headlines

29 January 2019: "ComEd's Smart Grid Starts to Pay Dividends in Northern Illinois", T&D World.

15 January 2019: "Software Solutions Help Installers Sell More Solar + Storage," Solar Power World. EnergyToolbase featured.

14 January 2019: "Energy Data Portability," Report by Mission:data Coalition; Green Button Connect My Data growth featured.

11 January 2019: "Con Edison Unveils Unique Residential Smart Energy Pilot," Smart Energy International.

10 January 2019: "Can Private Industry Solve Our Climate Crisis Where Governments Fail?", Forbes. OhmConnect featured.

07 January 2019: "ZOME Wins Best of Show, Launches New Products," ZOME press release.

01 January 2019: "Growing a Sustainable Food System: How Entrepreneurs Are Applying Advanced Technologies to Reinvent Our Approach to Food Security and Sustainability", Village Capital. Wexus Technologies featured.

05 September 2019: "CHEC and CustomerFirst Sign Advocacy Partnership Agreement", CustomerFirst news.

2019 GBA Board Election Results

Green Button Alliance Announces Results of 2019 Board of Directors Election

The Green Button Alliance has concluded its third annual Board of Directors election. John Anderson, Director of Energy Markets, OhmConnect was elected by the GBA's Participating Membership to serve in a two-year seat and Bill Pfister, Director Financial Analysis, Edison Electric Institute (EEI) was elected to serve in a one-year seat.

The GBA welcomes the new directors who join the GBA Board of Directors on 01 January 2019.

UtilityAPI Gains Green Button CMD and DMD Certifications

UtilityAPI Gains Green Button CMD and DMD Certifications!

Green Button Alliance member UtilityAPI is the first U.S. company to achieve Green Button Connect My Data (CMD) certification through the GBA's recently launched CMD testing program.

UtilityAPI also received certification for Green Button Download My Data (DMD).  UtilityAPI's EE/DER Engagement Platform now features its newly certified Data Exchange Platform that leverages Green Button data and CMD protocols to offer third-party access and secure sharing of data with complete customer authorization and control.

Through the Green Button Alliance's testing program, UL confirmed UtilityAPI's platform meets both the Green Button CMD and DMD Certification requirements.  UtilityAPI is now assured its "Green Button Certified CMD" utility platform will seamlessly and securely provide access to customer energy-usage data; with solutions that are positioned to work with third-party offerings supporting the Green Button data and protocol format.

UtilityAPI

2018-09 In the Headlines

05 September: ZOME Energy Networks announced its free cloud-based energy program “ZOMEHOME” to further a household’s ability to reduce energy consumption with industry-standard smart home equipment.

30 August: "Nest and OhmConnect Partner to Bring Grid-Responsive Smart Thermostats to Scale" by Jeff St. John, Greentech Media.

29 August: The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) released its "PowerForward" report - a roadmap to Ohio's electricity future.

28 August: The U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Home Energy Information Accelerator released a new toolkit: "Bringing Home Energy Information to Real Estate".

12 August: "Innovator's Spotlight: Wexus Technologies, Empowering Farmers with Data-Driven Insights" by Leanna Sweha, for The Vine blog.

07 August: "Artificial Intelligence-based Data Monitoring Helps ETS Clients Control Energy Costs", by Steve Lubetkin, GlobeSt.com. Article includes podcast interview with Jeff Hendler, CEO, Logical Buildings (formerly ETS).

07 August: Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative is now taking nominations for its "2018 Best Practices Awards" to be presented at its 2019 Consumer Symposium on 04 February 2019.

27 July: "Interview with David Havyatt, Architect of Australia's Consumer Data Right" by Michael Murray, Mission:data Coalition.

DataGuard Webinar Recording

The Green Button Alliance & the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative jointly hosted a webinar explaining the DataGuard Energy Data Privacy Program of the U.S. Department of Energy, with the leader of the program as a speaker and UtilityAPI explaining what their adoption of the program has meant to them.  View the recorded webinar to learn more

DataGuard

Employment Resource

In-case you missed it, the GBA has just launched a Career Center.  We’ve been hard at work to offer this job-board resource to our members (and to our non-members) to further the Green Button ecosystem and success of your firms; and we’re excited to announce its official release.

Whether you’re looking for your next career move or looking for that next great hire, we believe our Career Center is your best source.

GBA and SECC Join DataGuard

The Green Button Alliance and the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative jointly announced on the 27th of June that they are the first member-based organizations to join the DataGuard Energy Data Privacy Partnership Program.  DataGuard is a voluntary program that provides high-level principles around the treatment, retention, and disposal of customer data and offers a framework for establishing practices that safeguard the access, use, and sharing of customer data; which are described in its Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCC). Other groups with an interest in customer privacy are invited to join the program.  The GBA and the SECC will co-host a webinar about the DataGuard Partnership Program.

2018-05 In the Headlines

"Texas Smart Meter Settlement Could Grow Market for Energy Products," by Robert Walton, Utility Dive, notes that Texas regulators have approved recommendations to improve and streamline the state's smart meter data portal, including standardizing data transfers to be more in line with the Green Button Connect My Data standard.  Recommended reading: "Texas Decision Enhances Customer Choice of Enhanced Energy Providers" by Michael Murray, Mission:data Coalition.

"Survey: Solar Companies Want Software to Speed Growth, Manage Utility Rates," by Julia Pyper, Greentech Media.  Survey finds access to standardized Green Button energy usage data is a priority for solar software market and and also notes GBA members Energy Toolbase and UtilityAPI as popular software platforms.

"KWHCoin Aims to Build an Advanced Energy Economy that Connects Us All," by Tech Company News.  Interview with GBA member Girard Newkirk, CEO of GBA Member company: KWHCoin, regarding KWHCoin technology, partnerships and vision.

"NEM's 21st Annual Restructuring Conference Focuses on Next Phase of Consumer Choice Innovation and Opportunities in Energy Markets," Jeff Hendler, CEO of GBA member company: ETS - Energy Technology Savings, spoke at the Washington D.C. conference and discussed the importance of consumer access to consumption and demand data to enable consumer decisions to reduce energy costs and achieve clean energy goals.

"Snugg Home's Snugg Pro Adds Support for Green Button," discusses benefits of standardized Green Button energy data and how it speeds the home energy auditing process, with a two-minute demo.

2018-02 In the Headlines

An article about "How the Green Button Initiative Could Open Up a World of Innovation" by the Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO).

Smart Meter Texas (SMT) settlement calls for streamlined customer authorization process and Green Button Connect My Data (CMD) API. Read more in the 06 February article: "Texas Takes a Big Step in Improving Access to Smart Meter Data" by Jeff St. John, Greentech Media.

"Consumer Platform of the Future" report, by Green Button Alliance member Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC), found that about half of U.S. energy consumers would probably or definitely use the "Platform," which was defined as an online energy resource that would combine energy usage data, user preference settings, real-time energy data, energy programs and offers, and use this information to help the user understand and manage home energy use.

Green Button Alliance member Energy Technology Savings (ETS) featured in article: "ETS Using Technology to Slash Multifamily Energy Costs" by Tom Bergeron, ROI-NJ.