Newsletter | September 2017

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GBA Updates & News | 
GBA Board of Directors Election 
The GBA is currently holding its annual Board of Directors election. The directors will be elected from the Participating Membership to fill two open seats; voting ends 14 October. All Participating Members,  please vote now. The directors  will be named in mid-October. See GBA's current Board of Directors here.

GBA at DistribuTECH 2018
The Green Button Alliance is sponsoring a member-oriented booth at DistribuTECH 2018,  23-25 January in San Antonio, Texas. The GBA booth (#3247) is a 10x10 space located in the main exhibition hall of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities and participating in the booth, please contact Jeremy J. Roberts, General Manager, Green Button Alliance at for more details.

GBA Presented Green Button at WEEC
Donald F. Coffin, GBA's Technical Manager, presented "Green Button Data: A Deep Dive" as part of the " Smart Meters and The Utility Data Access Revolution "  session held 27 September during the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) event in Atlanta, Georgia. The session was well-attended and Coffin expertly addressed questions from the audience following his talk.
Silver Spring Networks and Itron
GBA member Silver Spring Networks announced it will combine with Itron to accelerate smart grid and smart city innovation and growth. See the announcement here.

SGCC: a New Name and Greater Mission 
GBA member the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative announced at its recent Annual Members Meeting and Fall Workshop that it has changed its name to the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) to reflect its expanded mission. Read more here

Energy Toolbase Launches Update
GBA member Energy Toolbase launched a powerful software update that enables developers to model, optimize, and propose the economics of any type of behind-the-meter energy storage project providing benefits to both residential and commercial project developers. Learn more here. GBA members Energy Toolbase and UtilityAPI will also present at the 4th Annual DR & DER World Forum on 11-12 October in Costa Mesa, California.

The GBA congratulates Kristen Honey, Sr. Analyst, Office of Management & Budget, the White House, and a long-time proponent of Open Data including Green Button, on being nominated for the  FedScoop 50 Awards in the category of "Tech Champion of the Year."
GBA Green Button Global Marketing Committee Meeting
The nex t Green Button Global Marketing Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 4 October, at 12:00 noon PDT / 3:00pm EDT. All members are invited to attend. For the complete listing of meetings in which the GBA is participating, see our teleconference and meeting calendar.

GBA Webinars  
In case you missed the Green Button Alliance's recent webinar " Utilities Educating on Green Button" with GBA members London Hydro,  PG&E, and  SDG&E, you can view it  here.
In the Headlines |
Green Button Alliance member the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) recently featured the GBA in its "Member Spotlight." See the GBA profile here.

Advanced Energy Economy's (AEE) new report entitled "Access to Data - Bridging the Electricity Grid into the Information Age" discusses the many benefits of utility data access; Green Button Connect My Data featured. Access the report here.

On 26 July, Illinois regulators finalized an Open Data Framework for utilities making Illinois a national leader in setting the guidelines for the secure access and sharing of customer energy-usage data. Read the Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) and Citizens Utility Board (CUB) statement here and an article by Utility Dive here.
Upcoming Events | 
Smart Cities Week
3-5 October 2017
Walter E. Convention Center
Washington D.C.  
4th Annual 
Demand Response & DER World Forum
10-11 October 2017
Hilton Orange County / Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, California
RESO 2017 Fall Conference
17-19 October 2017
The Pendry Hotel
San Diego, California

SECC: Transforming the  Customer Relationship
22 January 2018
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas

For a complete listing of GBA-related events, please see our industry events calendar.