On 17 May, the GBA tested and certified the Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) Data Hive
as compliant to the NAESB's REQ.21 ESPI standard, version 3.3, commonly known as Green Button Connect (GBC) with Retail Customer (RC). The SVCE Data Hive, built by UtilityAPI
, is the first GBC implementation to obtain the version 3.3 certification with Retail Customer components. The Retail Customer schema of the standard ensures the secure sharing of Personally Identifiable Information (PII), information linking specific meters to the data. This update, along with other updates to streamline the customer authorization process, paved the way for the more widespread adoption of the GBC standard that is now underway across the United States and Canada.