Chairman's View | 2016-04

Posted By: Syed Mir Viewpoints,
Members of the Green Button Alliance have been at the forefront of the Green Button initiative since its inception and continue to drive advancements. In our March newsletter , we noted the U.S. federal government's continued support of personal data-access initiatives, including the Green Button Initiative.  In this issue, we take a look at Green Button activities across the border in Canada.
This month we feature the Advanced Energy Centre in our "Member Spotlight." The AEC has been working with the Ontario Ministry of Energy to drive the successful adoption and implementation of the Green Button standard across the province. Today, over 10 Ontario-based electric utilities are enabling over 60% of residential and small-business customers to have access to Green Button Download My Data via their utilities' web portals. The AEC has also helped to support the creation of over 40 customer-facing Green Button applications.
In the U.S., utility momentum toward Green Button Connect My Data continues to grow: Last month, New York utility, Consolidated Edison, pledged to implement Green Button Connect My Data as part of its AMI rollout. Customers of Illinois utilities, Commonwealth Edison and Ameren Illinois, are also gaining the benefits of the Green Button standard. This means millions of additional consumers will be empowered with easy access their energy data.
Companies are actively growing the Green Button ecosystem in North America and Europe; and further international expansion is on the horizon. We look forward to working with your organization during this exciting time.
Lastly, check out the Green Button Alliance website with a new look and features for enhanced member collaboration.  

─Syed Mir