Green Button® mandates, legislation, and regulatory inclusion
In September 2011, U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra, challenged utilities across the country to develop “Green Button”1—a means of providing detailed customer energy-usage information available for download in a simple, common format:
Through utility-industry support for Green Button, consumers would be able to make better-informed decisions about their energy consumption. Standardizing on the data format could result in innovative applications that might transform the way people use energy.
Since that time, states across the union have embraced the concept of usage-data sharing and many public-utility commissions and service commissions have moved forward with legislation, regulation, mandates, and laws.
U.S. Congressional Activities
Activities of United States’ legislation including data access/sharing and Green Button data access and sharing.
118th Congress (2023-2024):
House of Representatives
117th Congress (2021-2022):
House of Representatives
116th Congress (2019-2020):
House of Representatives
U.S. NIST (U.S. Dept of Commerce)
Draft 2.0 of the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) document:
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is accepting public comment on the draft framework until 04 November 2023, with a to-be-published goal of early 2024.
NIST officially unveiled (2023-08-15) their Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) 2.0 Reference Tool. This resource is to allow users to explore the Draft CSF 2.0 Core (Functions, Categories, Subcategories, Implementation Examples) and offer human and machine-readable versions of the draft Core (in both JSON and Excel formats).
U.S. Department of Energy
Arkansas Public Service Commission has recently changed their website:
Smart Grid Landing Page of the California Public Utilities Commission:
Cost Recovery for Improvements to the Click-Through Authorization Process:
Details of Proceeding 16A-0588E: Public Service Company - CPCN AMI and IVVO:
Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) - Framework for an Equitable Modern Grid:
District of Columbia
Case: FC1130 - In the Matter of the Investigation into Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability:
Grid Modernization Technologies:
Data-Access Working Group of 2023:
Report on Resolve, Regarding Monitoring of and Reporting on Energy Use Data Standards and Online Energy Data Platforms Presented to the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology; February 28, 2023:
Resolve, Regarding Monitoring of and Reporting on Energy Use Data Standards and Online Energy Data Platforms:
Report on Statewide, Multiple-use Online Energy Data Platform:
An Act To Direct the Public Utilities Commission to Implement a Statewide, Multi-use Online Energy Data Platform:
Mass Department of Public Utilities:
MI Power Grid:
MI Power Grid - Customer Data Access and Privacy:
Establishment of a Working Case Regarding FERC Order 2222 (Participation of DER Aggregators in Markets Operated by RTOs and ISOs):
MO File No. EW-2021-0267: ORDER PARTIALLY MODIFYING THE COMMISSION’S 2010 ORDER REGARDING ARCs:
66th Legislature - HB0267: An Act establishing utility requirements for the use of advanced metering devices, etc.:
DE 19-197: Electric and Natural Gas Utilities - Development of a Statewide, Multi-Use Online Energy Data Platform:
EO20110716- Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Work Session:
Matter Number: 20-00406, Case Number: 20-M-0082 - Proceeding on Motion of the Commission Regarding Strategic Use of Energy Related Data:
October 31st, 2023 - IEDR Program Team of NYSERDA:
Changes to the MVP use case development scope have occurred.
These changes most significantly affect the “Efficient and Effective Access to Existing Customer Billing Data” use case. A use case sandbox environment will be complete at the time of the MVP release, which will allow users to explore this use case functionality with sample dummy customer data sets. The full functionality of this use case will be scheduled early in Phase 2 of Program development.
We want to assure our stakeholders that despite the change in MVP use case development scope, the IEDR Program Team is still prioritizing the development of the “Efficient and Effective Access to Existing Customer Billing Data” use case. We look forward to launching the sandbox environment in the MVP and the fully functional use case in Phase 2 of Program development. We will be sure to keep you informed as more updates on these important and foundational platform features become available.
Integrated Energy Data Resource (IEDR) - Initial Public Version:
Integrated Energy Data Resource (IEDR) - Program:
Docket E-100 Sub 161 - Rulemaking Docket for Commission Rules Related to Electric Customer Billing:
Case Record: 18-1597-EL-GRD - In the matter of the PowerForward Data and Modern Grid Workgroup:
Docket Number: M-2021-3029018 - Investigation Into Third-Party Access to EDC Customer Data:
Rhode Island Energy’s Advanced Metering Functionality (“AMF”) Business Case
Case: 47472-100 - Commission Staff's Petition to Determine Requirements for Smart Meter Texas:
HB 2332 - Electric utilities; protection of customer data: