Green Button Connect My Data Forward Movement Continues In the U.S.

Policy Watch,
Green Button Connect My Data Forward Movement Continues
In the U.S., regulators, utilities, innovators and industry stakeholders continue to participate in information-sharing sessions in order to discuss best practices for providing utility customers with easy, digital access to their own energy data and the ability to authorize the secure sharing of their data for additional analysis via Green Button Connect My Data: the industry’s proven data-access and secure-data-sharing protocol.
  • 26 March: The New York Department of Public Service (NY DPS) held it's second session in the on-going Green Button Connect (GBC) Working Group series. Energy data access and data security agreements for DERs were among the topics covered.
  • 05 March: The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) held a Data Accessibility Stakeholder Forum at which utility DTE Energy noted it will offer its customers certified Green Button Download My Data functionality and the ability to set-up on-going sharing of data with others they trust beginning 01 June 2019. The utility Consumers Energy noted its Green Button Connect offering is already in development and will be made available to customers in September 2019. The Green Button Alliance and others also participated in the meeting.
  • 12 February: New Hampshire PUC staff, via a report on grid modernization, concurred with a working group that the use of standards and protocols including Green Button Connect My Data for data sharing can facilitate interoperability, empower third parties, and provide the opportunity for customers to reduce their costs.
The Green Button Alliance will provide a Green Button Connect My Data market adoption update during it's Annual General Meeting on 10 April at the CS Week Conference. GBA members and non-members can RSVP to attend in-person or participate remotely.