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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.

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

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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.

2018-02 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.

2018-01 Member News

GBA Members spoke at the SECC’s 2018 Consumer Symposium (The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative is a GBA Affiliate Member organization).  Members of the Green Button Alliance, including the Ontario Ministry of Energy and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), participated on the “Enabling Consumers with Access, Choice and Control of their Energy Data” panel, moderated by Jeremy J. Roberts, General Manager, GBA at the Consumer Symposium: Transforming the Customer Relationship.

The Symposium was co-located with DistribuTECH and took-place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. 

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2017-09 Member News

GBA member Silver Spring Networks announced it will combine with Itron to accelerate smart grid and smart city innovation and growth. See the announcement here.

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GBA member the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative announced at its recent Annual Members Meeting and Fall Workshop that it has changed its name to the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) to reflect its expanded mission. Read more here

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GBA member Energy Toolbase launched a powerful software update that enables developers to model, optimize, and propose the economics of any type of behind-the-meter energy storage project providing benefits to both residential and commercial project developers. Learn more here. GBA members Energy Toolbase and UtilityAPI will also present at the 4th Annual DR & DER World Forum on 11-12 October in Costa Mesa, California.

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