Press Release | GBA Announces Results of 2021 Board of Directors Election

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Green Button Alliance Announces Results of 2021 Board of Directors Election

Representatives from Participating Member Companies Big Data Energy Services, Logical Buildings and OhmConnect Elected to GBA Board

January 18, 2021–The Green Button Alliance (GBA), which fosters the development, compliance, and widespread adoption of the Green Button standard, today announced the results of its sixth annual Board of Directors election. James “Jay” Lewis, CEO, Big Data Energy Services, was elected to serve in a two-year seat; Jeff Hendler, CEO, Logical Buildings, was elected to a one-year seat, and John Anderson, Director of Energy Markets, OhmConnect, was re-elected to another one-year term. The directors commenced their positions on the Green Button Alliance’s board on January 1, 2021. The GBA’s board collaborates to broaden adoption of standards-based Green Button data technologies that enable energy and water utilities around the world to offer secure, customer data-access and -sharing platforms and new digital services that leverage standardized Green Button customer data.

“Future-forward utilities are looking to provide digital, secure access to customer energy data through standards-based Green Button Connect My Data solutions and authorized third-party applications that enable customers to manage their energy and water usage, while also allowing utilities to streamline processes and support carbon-reduction goals,” said Syed Mir, Chairman, Green Button Alliance. “The GBA’s board of directors bring deep energy market and innovation expertise and we welcome our newest, peer-elected member representatives to the board as we work to communicate the value of standards-based data access and expand the Green Button ecosystem.”

On January 12, Officers of the board Syed Mir, London Hydro (GBA Chair), Daniel Roesler, UtilityAPI (GBA Vice-Chair), and John Anderson, OhmConnect (GBA Secretary) were reaffirmed by the board to continue in their current Officer positions. Joining the Board leadership and affirmed in the Treasurer position is Travis Arnce, ENGIE Resources, who assumes the role which was previously held by Cengizhan Yenerim, ENGIE.

The Green Button Alliance thanks Cengizhan Yenerim and its new directors for their strategic insights and participation, which contribute greatly to the continued success of the GBA.

The Green Button Alliance’s 2021 Board of Directors consists of:

  • Syed Mir, Vice-President Corporate Services & CIO, London Hydro – GBA Chair
  • Daniel Roesler, Founder & CTO, UtilityAPI – GBA Vice-Chair
  • John Anderson, Director of Energy Markets, OhmConnect, Inc. – GBA Secretary
  • Travis Arnce, Senior Product Manager, ENGIE Resources – GBA Treasurer
  • Jonathan Booe, Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB)
  • Jeff Hendler, CEO, Logical Buildings
  • Christopher J. Irwin, Program Manager of Smart Grid, Transactive Energy, Communications, & Interoperability, U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE)
  • James Lewis, CEO, Big Data Energy Services
  • Tracy Lynch, Director of Distribution Marketing, ENBRIDGE Gas Inc.
  • Usman Syed, Director of Conservation and Energy Efficiency, Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development & Mines
  • David A. Wollman, Deputy Director of Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program, Manager of Smart Grid Standards and Research, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

About Green Button Standards

The Green Button Download My Data (DMD) method of usage-information access enables homeowners, property managers, and business owners to download their electricity-, natural gas-, or water-usage data from their utility’s website in a computer-readable XML format by clicking a virtual Green Button. Utility customers can easily access their historical and current usage data, analyze trends, and make informed resource-management choices.

Extending upon the Green Button DMD process, the Green Button Connect My Data (CMD) method allows customers to authorize secure, automatic transfers of their electricity-, natural gas-, or water-usage data to web and mobile apps for computers, tablets, and smart phones to enable them to efficiently manage and conserve their resource usage. By using standardized Green Button technology, third-party developers can more-rapidly create and offer products, services, and applications that will work with other Green Button implementations. To ensure utility-offered solutions will comply with the Green Button standard, the Green Button Alliance offers the Green Button Testing Program for data custodians. The Energy Services Provider Interface (ESPI) standard for Green Button is published by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB).

About the Green Button Alliance

The Green Button Alliance (GBA) is a North Carolina 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to foster the development, compliance, and global adoption of the Green Button ecosystem. The GBA is comprised of leading utilities, governmental departments and agencies, solution providers, and affiliated organizations that collaborate to advance the Green Button initiative of enabling consumers around the world to access and share their energy- and water-usage data for managing their consumption. The GBA educates the market on the broad benefits of the Green Button standard, encourages standards-based application development, and administers the Green Button Testing Program to accelerate the delivery of standardized Green Button technologies to consumers. For more information, or to join the Green Button Alliance, please visit