Newsletter | December 2018

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GBA Updates & News |
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 will join GBA’s Board of Directors on 01 January 2019.
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.
Do You Know? |
Testing Utility Solutions for Standards-compliance Helps to Ensure Implementation Success!
Utilities developing customer data-access and -sharing solutions can ensure they are developing to the standard by testing their implementations through the Green Button Alliance's Green Button CMD Testing and Verification Program for data custodians. Testing ensures solutions that are in development will comply to Green Button data-sharing methods and will enable customer data access and secure data sharing with third-party vendors, as well as enable seamless application ecosystem growth.
Testing for Green Button Standards-compliance:
  • Assures utilities that they have implemented the standard correctly and their solution will provide consistent, reliable data and work with other Green Button data-enabled solutions—ensuring seamless ecosystem expansion.
  • Speeds data-sharing implementation time-to-market and assures a secure data-sharing experience for customers.
  • Ensures utilities and their customers they are gaining the full functionality and capabilities of the standard. See the two-page Green Button CMD data sheet to learn more about the full functionality of Green Button CMD.
  • Ensures secure transmission of data and customer privacy; positioning utilities to meet regulations for customer privacy.
  • Subsequently displaying a Green Button CMD testing mark on the data custodian’s site informs customers and third-party developers that the utility solution has been tested for Green Button standards-compliance and will provide a seamless experience.
Utilities that are developing data-access and -sharing solutions or new services that leverage customer data can contact the Green Button Alliance to ensure they are developing to the Green Button standard.
GBA's Upcoming All-Member Meetings
  • The Green Button Alliance will hold the third, All-Member "Pulse" call via dial-in and web on 22 January at 2:00pm ET. Participation logistics will be sent to GBA members via email prior to the meeting.
  • The GBA's monthly Green Button Global Marketing Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 3:00pm ET. Due to the New Year start, the next meeting will be held on the second Wednesday, 09 January. All members are invited to attend. Email with participation logistics for this 30-minute meeting will be sent-out—or login to download the information.
For a full listing of GBA meetings and events, please see our calendar.
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Upcoming Events |
04 February 2019
Co-located with DistribuTECH
New Orleans, LA
18-19 February 2019
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