GBA Marks ‘Green Button Certified’ Milestone with 75+ Implementations Certified
GBA Marks ‘Green Button Certified’ Milestone with Over 75 Implementations Certified as Compliant to the Green Button Standard
Recent Certifications Include U.S. and Canadian Green Button Implementations
July 7, 2023 - The Green Button Alliance (GBA), which fosters the development, compliance, and adoption of the industry-standard Green Button® energy and water data-access and -sharing protocol, today announced it has tested and Certified over 75 utility-provided Green Button Connect My Data® (CMD) and Green Button Download My Data® (DMD) implementations as compliant to the North American Energy Standards Board’s (NAESB) Retail Energy Quadrant, Book 21 (REQ.21) Energy Services Provider Interface (ESPI) standard, commonly known as the Green Button standard.
The Green Button Certified℠ implementations support regulators’ grid modernization efforts; utilities’ digital transformation strategies; meet customer demands for digital access to utility data, and mark the broadening availability of energy data access and exchange implementations that are Certified to include the numerous key benefits [pdf] of the Green Button standard including ensuring customer data privacy and seamless data interoperability and scalability of solutions.
The 75 Green Button Certified implementations include Green Button Connect My Data data-exchange platforms and Download My Data energy-data access solutions provided by investor-owned utilities (IOUs), community choice aggregators (CCAs), municipalities, and other solution providers in the U.S. and Canada. The Green Button Certified implementations enable utilities to provide their customers with new standards-based, open data-enabled platforms, apps, and services that allow customers to authorize to share their data with third-party providers of their choice or to select-and-download their standardized utility data for use in apps or uploading to services of their choice.
Green Button implementations enable utility customers to manage their energy consumption, reduce costs, and take advantage of a multitude of new utility-provided, Green Button data-enabled services that support energy efficiency and decarbonization goals.
New Green Button Certification Services
To assist utilities and developers in developing utility-data access and sharing implementations that will comply with, and gain the benefits of, the latest version of the Green Button standard, the GBA now offers a range of Technical Education and Pre-Certification services—in addition to the Certification Testing—designed to provide a streamlined and cost-effective path to assuring implementations will comply to the Green Button standard, version 3.3, prior to submitting their implementations for Green Button Certification testing.
When planning to develop a Certifiable Green Button implementation, utilities should first obtain the latest version of the Green Button standard from NAESB. Utilities already offering Green Button solutions can validate their existing files for free using the GBA’s Online Data Validator Tool prior to applying for Green Button Certified testing.
About the Green Button Alliance
The Green Button Alliance (GBA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to foster the development, compliance, and global adoption of compliant Green Button implementations. The GBA is comprised of leading utilities, governmental departments and agencies, solution providers, and affiliated organizations that collaborate to advance the Green Button standard to enable energy consumers around the world to access and share their energy- and water-usage data to better analyze and manage 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 and Certification Program to accelerate the delivery of standardized Green Button technologies to energy consumers.
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