Utilities Continue to Look to Green Button Connect My Data (CMD)
Date postedOctober 22, 2018
Utilities Continue to Look to Green Button Connect My Data
Forward-thinking utilities and regulators interested in better-serving utility customers by providing them with easy, digital access to their own energy data and the ability to enable them to authorize the secure sharing of their data for additional analysis, continue to look to Green Button Connect My Data: the industry’s proven data-access and secure-data-sharing protocol.
- In October 2018, in a compliance filing to the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), Entergy Texas proposed to provide Green Button Connect My Data functionality to its customers to enable third-party data access to customer data with customer consent.
- In August 2018, within its data privacy tariff filing to the Michigan Public Service Commission, Consumers Energy committed to provide Green Button Connect My Data functionality to its customers in the third-quarter of 2019.
- In June 2018, in its Utility 2.0 Long Range Plan prepared for the Long Island Power Authority, PSEG Long Island proposed to support Green Button Connect My Data in June 2019.
- In May 2018, the PUCT approved recommended improvements to the Smart Meter Texas (SMT) portal to update the portal to be more in-line with Green Button and growing the market for energy information services.
The most-recent utility commitments, if approved by regulators, will bring the total number of customers across the U.S. that will have access to Green Button Connect My Data to 36.1 million, according to the Mission:data Coalition.