Newsletter | July 2018

Welcome New Members | 
Con Edison
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $49 billion in assets. The utility provides electric, gas and steam service to more than three million customers in New York City and Westchester County, New York.
Since its establishment in 1976, the Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI) 한국전기연구원 has been playing a central role in the advancement of scientific technology and industrial development in Korea by leading R&D and testing in the electric power, electricity and electric utility fields.”
GBA Updates & News |

GBA & DataGuard Program

The Green Button Alliance and the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative have announced 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 the Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCC) . Other groups with an interest in customer privacy are invited to join the program or learn more . The GBA and the SECC will co-host a webinar about the DataGuard Partnership Program, registration will open here, soon.

Green Button Ecosystem Benefits Highlighted at Industry Events
During a keynote presentation at the Digital Utilities of the Future conference held in Toronto, Canada on 17-18 May, London Hydro CIO and Chairman of the Green Button Alliance, Syed Mir, (photo inset), educated on how a Green Button ecosystem and standardized Green Button energy data empowers digital customers with choice and privacy while enabling utilities with a flexible means to provide new data-driven programs.
Mir was also a featured speaker at GBA member the Advanced Energy Centre's (AEC) event "Harnessing the Potential of Energy Data" held on 23 May at the AutoDesk Toronto Technology Centre where he discussed utility social responsibility, cross-sector collaboration, London Hydro's Green Button roll-out, and how utilities are enabling custom
ers to save energy and costs.
ZOME Energy Networks Recognized for its Technology and Expertise
GBA member ZOME Energy Networks, Inc. continues to receive accolades with the release of its new ColorPower cloud-based, IoT-communicating platform designed to optimize DERs and synchronize them with energy distribution to help utilities achieve sustainable energy programs and enable apartment building owners to “bid” their buildings for DR payments.
The June issue of Insights Success magazine selected ZOME as one of the “ 10 Best-in-Class Smart Grid Tech Solution Providers for 2018 ”. Also in June, ZOME was featured on the cover of Energy CIO Insights and was named a "Top 10 vendor". In April, ZOME was selected by CIO Review for its “20 Most Promising Utilities Technology Solutions Providers – 2018” feature and also as its “ Company of the Year ”. The Green Button Alliance congratulates ZOME!
In the Headlines |

27 May: Introducing the Green Button: Empowering Consumers Through Energy Data ", by Emma Loewen, The Atmospheric Fund (TAF).
10 April:Three Things Consumers Want From Electricity Providers " by Patty Durand, SECC via Utility Dive.
Upcoming Events |
09-12 July 2018
Washington Hilton
Washington, DC
05 September 2018
One World Theatre
Austin, Texas