Newsletter | January 2018

GBA Updates & News | 
GBA Welcomes New Member Edison Electric Institute 
The GBA is proud to welcome the  Edison Electric Institute (EEI)  as a new member. EEI is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Its members provide electricity for about 220 million Americans, and operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. EEI also has more than 60 international electric companies with operations in more than 90 countries, as International Members, and hundreds of industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members. 
GBA Exhibiting at DistribuTECH 2018
This week, from 23-25 January, the Green Button Alliance will be exhibiting in booth #3247 at the DistribuTECH conference in San Antonio, Texas. GBA experts will be available to educate on best-practices for enabling utility customer access to, and sharing of, standards-based Green Button energy data.  GBA member utility London Hydro will offer an educational demo on the value of Green Button energy data behind-the-meter. The GBA thanks member companies including ENGIE, Southern California Edison (SCE), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), London Hydro, UtilityAPI, Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC), and the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) for their support. At DistribuTECH this week? Stop by and see us!
GBA's 2018 Annual General Meeting & Breakfast  
The GBA's Annual General Meeting & Breakfast will be held this week, 24 January at the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas to coincide with DistribuTECH 2018. The General Meeting & Breakfast will be sponsored by board member / Participating Member company ENGIE. The meeting will gather representatives from  leading utilities, governmental departments and agencies, and solution providers to discuss recent successes and what's next for standards-based Green Button energy usage data, implementations, applications and services internationally. Members & interested non-members welcome, space is limited, RSVP here.
GBA Members to Impart Expertise at SECC's 2018 Consumer Symposium
Today, members of the Green Button Alliance, including the Ontario Ministry of Energy and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), will participate on the " Enabling Consumers with Access, Choice and Control of their Energy Data " panel, moderated by Jeremy J. Roberts, General Manager, GBA at the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative's (SECC) 2018 Consumer Symposium, "Transforming the Customer Relationship." The Symposium is co-located with DistribuTECH and will take place in Room 206AB on the meeting level at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
Member Spotlight | UtilityAPI
At UtilityAPI , our mission is to bring those we serve the best access to functional energy usage data. Our goal is to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy. We see a future where the data we provide is used to      build a more flexible, resilient energy grid.
We are experts in energy data access, providing quick and secure energy usage data to the leading names in distributed solar, battery storage, energy efficiency, and energy management companies. Now, with the help of the U.S. Department of Energy, we are bringing this market to utilities through our Green Button-compliant, ready-built data exchange platform.
UtilityAPI is trusted by regulators and utilities to provide technical expertise for building compliant data exchange systems. In fact, we helped write the technical protocols that are currently being implemented in markets across the country. As board members of the Green Button Alliance, we have been working diligently to usher in a new universal standard for the exchange of energy usage data. Because of our leadership in the sector, we are the go-to testing resource for utilities who are adopting new data exchange protocols.
Security is an upmost priority for us, our platform is highly secure, isolated and auditable. We were early adopters of the U.S. Department of Energy's DataGuard Data Privacy Program. We operate under strict customer consent and never aggregate or sell anonymized customer data or insights, and never will.
UtilityAPI is proud to have won two U.S. Department of Energy grants. One for our work with DER's and the other for our work supporting utilities. Both awards reflect our mission of serving both sides of the data exchange pipeline.
Using UtilityAPI, developers can create projects that optimize individual slices of the grid, utilities can build flexibility and resilience into their operations, and we can all benefit from a world powered by smart-clean-efficient-data. Follow UtilityAPI on LinkedIn, on Twitter @UtilityAPI, and Facebook.
In the Headlines | 
19 December 2017 report: " Energy Data: Unlocking Innovation with Smart Policy" by Mission:data and Advanced Energy Management Alliance (AEMA).
Upcoming Events |
DistribuTECH 2018
23-25 January 2018
GBA Booth #3247
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
GBA 2018 Annual General Meeting & Breakfast
24 January 2018, 8:00-10:00am
The Menger Hotel
San Antonio, Texas
Smart Energy Summit
19-21 February 2018
Omni Austin Downtown
Austin, Texas