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Green Button Alliance Announces Results of 2017-18 Board of Directors Election

Representatives from UtilityAPI and Enel Join GBA Board

MORGAN HILL, Calif., November 10, 2017–The Green Button Alliance (GBA), which fosters the development, compliance, and wide-spread adoption of the Green Button standard, today announced the results of its second annual board of directors election. Daniel Roesler, CEO of UtilityAPI, was elected to serve in a two-year seat and Robert Denda, Head of Network Technology, Global Infrastructure and Networks at Enel, will serve in a one-year seat. The Green Button Alliance’s visionary board consists of U.S. and international energy-industry leaders who collaborate to accelerate the delivery of Green Button energy- and water-usage data technologies that enable businesses and consumers to easily access their consumption data in a standardized format and securely manage their resource use.

“Standardized, private, and secure Green Button energy- and water-consumption data today enable utilities to offer new services, help energy-service companies meet new regulatory requirements, and provide a foundation for a broad-range of energy-management apps for the worldwide marketplace,” said Syed Mir, Chairman, Green Button Alliance. “This is an exciting and transformative time for the energy industry. We welcome Daniel Roesler and Robert Denda to our board as we continue to collaborate to advance the Alliance’s goals in making standards-based Green Button technology available to consumers around the globe.”

Roesler and Denda were elected by the Green Button Alliance’s Participating Membership to fill two seats on the board that were held by Sasha Sud of the Advanced Energy Centre and Elena Lucas of UtilityAPI, whose terms concluded in October. The Green Button Alliance sincerely thanks Sasha Sud and Elena Lucas for their strategic insights and active participation during their board terms. In addition, current board members Pamela Deahl of Southern California Edison (SCE) and Cengizhan Yenerim of Think Energy (ENGIE Resources) will fill the Secretary and Treasurer positions previously held by Kim Cresencia of San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Amy Kight Costadone of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), respectively; both of whom the GBA thanks for their outstanding service.

The Green Button Alliance Board of Directors consists of: 

About Green Button Standards

The Green Button Download My Data (DMD) method of usage-information access enables homeowners and property managers to download their electricity-, natural gas-, or water-usage data from their utility’s website in a computer-readable XML format with the click of 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, automated transfers of their electricity-, natural gas-, or water-usage data to web and mobile apps for computers, tablets, and smartphones to enable them to efficiently manage and conserve their resource usage. Due to the use of standardized Green Button technology, third-party developers are able to more-rapidly create and offer products, services, and applications that will work with other Green Button implementations. 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 U.S. IRC 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to foster the development, compliance, and wide-spread adoption of the Green Button ecosystem. The GBA is comprised of leading utilities, governmental departments and agencies, solution providers, and affiliate 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 and Certification Program to accelerate the delivery of standardized Green Button technologies to consumers. For more information, or to join the Green Button Alliance, please visit http://www.greenbuttonalliance.org.

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Green Button Alliance Members Grow Green Button Ecosystem

Leading Utilities and App Vendors Enable Easy and Secure Access to Customer Energy Data

San Diego, Calif., January 30, 2017–The Green Button Alliance (GBA), which fosters the development, compliance, and wide-spread adoption of the Green Button standard, today announced that since its launch two years ago at the “Birth of the Green Button Ecosystem” event—which was hosted by GBA member San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E)—its members have been busy educating the industry on the benefits of the Green Button energy data-access standard and actively expanding the Green Button ecosystem. Today, GBA members, comprised of leading utilities and vendors, are offering proven Green Button platforms that enable residential and commercial customers to easily access and securely share their energy usage data to better-manage home and building resource consumption. This week in DistribuTECH Booth #2642 and during panel discussions, members of the Green Button Alliance will educate attendees on the broad capabilities of the Green Button standard. The Green Button Alliance will also hold its Annual Members Meeting to facilitate continued education and utility, vendor, and consumer adoption of standardized Green Button technology around the world.

“Utilities worldwide are seeking cost-effective ways to strengthen customer engagement and provide access to customer energy data in ways that ensure customer privacy,” said Barry Haaser, executive director, Green Button Alliance. “Members of the Green Button Alliance are already fulfilling this industry need by enabling a large number of third-party applications and services that use the Green Button Connect My Data standard.”

Green Button Ecosystem Benefits Consumers, Commercial Buildings, and Solar Installations

GBA members are providing their residential and commercial customers with easy access to their energy usage information while enabling them to securely share their data with third-party web and mobile applications to assist them in efficiently managing their energy consumption. For the commercial building sector, access to a single, standardized Green Button data format across utilities offers enormous time-savings and reporting-efficiency benefits; as facility managers have historically had to access utility data in various formats for multiple buildings across jurisdictions, as noted in this new video. For the solar market, utility-provided Green Button data are also highly beneficial to, and sought-after, by both consumers and vendors. GBA members offer a variety of innovative solutions that leverage customer energy usage data to more-quickly and -accurately evaluate potential solar projects or to monitor existing installations.

Green Button Alliance Activities During DistribuTECH:

Barry Haaser, executive director, GBA will speak on the “Safely Unlocking the Value of Consumer Data” panel at the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative’s (SGCC) 2017 Consumer Symposium,“Beyond the Grid: Connecting Tomorrow’s Consumers,” co-located with DistribuTECH from 2:00-2:45pm, Monday, January 30th, 2017.

The GBA will exhibit in Booth #2642, located in the center of the Exhibition Hall at DistribuTECH, from January 31 – February 2. GBA members will be on-hand to provide information about the Green Button standard and an educational demonstration will be offered by GBA member London Hydro; the first utility to make Green Button data available via a cloud-based implementation.

The GBA Annual Members Meeting will be held in San Diego on February 1, 2017, from 7:30-9:30am.

GBA board member Christopher G. Irwin of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will speak on the “Grid Modernization at the Convergence of Energy and Information” panel February 1, 2017, from 2:00-3:00pm, in Room 32AB.

About the Green Button Alliance:

The Green Button Alliance (GBA) is a U.S. IRC 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed to foster the development, compliance, and wide-spread adoption of the Green Button standard. The GBA is comprised of leading utilities, governmental departments and agencies, solution providers, and affiliate 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 and Certification Program to accelerate the delivery of standardized Green Button technologies to consumers. The standard for Green Button is published by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) as the Energy Service Provider Interface (ESPI). For more information, or to join the Green Button Alliance, please visit http://www.greenbuttonalliance.org.

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Green Button Alliance Announces Results of 2016-2017 Board of Directors Election

Representatives from Think Energy (ENGIE Resources) and UtilityAPI Join Visionary Board

MORGAN HILL, Calif., November 10, 2016–The Green Button Alliance (GBA), which fosters the development, compliance, and wide-spread adoption of the Green Button standard, today announced the results of its first annual board of directors election. Cengizhan Yenerim, Director, Demand Risk Management, Think Energy (ENGIE Resources) was elected to serve in a two-year seat and Elena Lucas, CEO of UtilityAPI will serve in a one-year seat.  Yenerim and Lucas join the Green Button Alliance’s visionary board in guiding the Alliance in its mission to accelerate the delivery of standardized Green Button technologies to the market that empower residential and commercial customers around the world to access and share their energy and water usage data to manage resource consumption.

“The Green Button Alliance is strengthened by its highly experienced and dedicated board that actively works together to the benefit of our membership and the broad market for Green Button,” said Syed Mir, Chairman of the Board, Green Button Alliance.  “We welcome Cengizhan Yenerim and Elena Lucas, and the expertise and insights they bring, to the board.  We thank Livio Gallo of Enel and Evan Birenbaum of Chai Energy for the numerous, highly valuable contributions made by their companies during their board terms.”

The Green Button Alliance Board of Directors consists of:

About Green Button Standards

The Green Button Download My Data (DMD) standard enables home owners and property managers to download their electricity, natural gas, or water usage data from their utility’s website in computer-readable XML format with the click of a virtual Green Button.  Utility customers can now 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) standard allows customers to authorize secure transfers of their electricity, natural gas, or water usage data to web and mobile apps for computers, tablets, and smartphones to enable them to efficiently manage and conserve their resource usage.  Due to the use of standardized Green Button technology, third-party developers are able to more-rapidly create and offer products, services, and applications that will work with other Green Button implementations.  The 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 U.S. IRC 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to foster the development, compliance, and wide-spread adoption of the Green Button standard.  The GBA is comprised of leading utilities, governmental departments and agencies, solution providers, and affiliate organizations that collaborate to advance the Green Button initiative to enable 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 and Certification Program to accelerate the delivery of standardized Green Button technologies to consumers.  The standard for Green Button is published by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) as the Energy Service Provider Interface (ESPI).  For more information, or to join the Green Button Alliance, please visit http://www.greenbuttonalliance.org.

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Green Button Alliance, Green Button, GreenButton Download My Data, GreenButton Connect My Data, and the Green Button logo are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of departments of the United States of America and/or the Green Button Alliance. All other marks are property of their respective owners.
 

London Hydro is the Industry's First Utility to Obtain Green Button Download My Data (DMD) Certification from UL for Multiple Types of Green Button Usage Data

Green Button Alliance's Testing & Certification Program Key to Ensuring Green Button Data Compliance and Interoperability

 

Orlando, Florida, February 9, 2016 – London Hydro Inc. of London, Ontario, Canada and the Green Button Alliance (GBA), which fosters the development, compliance, and wide-spread adoption of the Green Button standard, today announced that London Hydro is the industry’s first utility to complete the Green Button Alliance's Download My Data (DMD) Testing and Certification process for electricity, natural gas and water usage data. The utility will now be able to provide this information to its customers enabling them to easily access and efficiently manage their own resource consumption while opening opportunities for application vendors.

The Green Button Alliance's Green Button Testing and Certification Program is designed to support and accelerate the development, deployment and adoption of compatible, interoperable Green Button solutions. Certification broadens the Green Button ecosystem and increases the market potential for vendor products. The Alliance's technical staff worked with London Hydro during the certification test preparation, and Alliance founding member UL, a global leader in testing and certification services, conducted the Green Button DMD certification of London Hydro's implementation.

"London Hydro is taking a leadership position by effectively leveraging the full capabilities of the Green Button standard and by becoming the first utility to complete the UL certification process for electricity, natural gas, and water," said Barry Haaser, Executive Director, Green Button Alliance. "This certification validates the certification process and demonstrates the ability of the Green Button standard to not only empower utility customers with their electric usage data, but with their natural gas and water usage data as well."

London Hydro's Green Button DMD certification and "Green Button Certified DMD" mark on its website assures customers and application developers that they can rely on the data they receive and increases consumer engagement by empowering them with solutions that work-together seamlessly.

"London Hydro is committed to providing our customers with software choices to help them manage their energy consumption through the Green Button standard," said Syed Mir, Vice President of Corporate Services and CIO, London Hydro. "Certification is a critical element to ensure compliance to the standard and will lead to more adoption and third-party software development."

"Utilities worldwide can look to London Hydro as an example and see that by certifying their Green Button offerings, they have the opportunity to bring Green Button solutions to market that are compatible and interoperable with other certified Green Button implementations; thus giving their customers reliable Green Button product choices and significantly increasing the market reach for their offerings," said Donald F. Coffin, Technical Manager, Green Button Alliance. "The Green Button Alliance's technical staff works closely with certification applicants to assist them in preparing their solution for certification ensuring a successful testing experience through our founding member UL."

Utilities and energy service providers who have existing Green Button DMD implementations, or who are in the process of developing Green Button DMD offerings, can apply for Green Button DMD certification at http://www.greenbuttonalliance.org/certification.

About Green Button Standards

The Green Button Download My Data (DMD) standard enables home owners and property managers to download their electricity usage data from an energy service provider's website in an industry-standard XML data format. Energy customers can utilize these data to view their historical and present energy usage, analyze trends, and make informed energy-management choices.

Extending upon the Green Button Download My Data (DMD) standard, the Green Button Connect My Data (CMD) standard allows customers to authorize direct, secure transfer of their energy usage data to third parties that can assist them with easily managing and conserving energy. In addition, due to the use of common, standardized Green Button formats, third-party developers are able to rapidly create and offer these products, services, and applications. Green Button standards are based on the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) Energy Services Provider Interface (ESPI) standard.

About UL

UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for more than 120 years. Its nearly 11,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit http://www.UL.com.

About Green Button Alliance

The Green Button Alliance (GBA) is a non-profit corporation formed to foster the development, compliance, and wide-spread adoption of the Green Button standard. The Green Button Alliance advances the Green Button initiative, a White House-inspired challenge to the electric utility industry to give consumers access to their energy usage information in a downloadable, standardized format. The Green Button initiative was created with the support of the White House, the Department of Energy (DOE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), and the Utility Communications Architecture International Users Group (UCAIug). The Green Button Download My Data (DMD) and Connect My Data (CMD) standards are based on the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) Energy Services Provider Interface (ESPI) standard. For more information, or to join the Green Button Alliance, please visit http://www.greenbuttonalliance.org.

About London Hydro Inc.

London Hydro is a Local Distribution Company that services the city of London, Ontario, Canada. With a peak load of 719 megawatts, we deliver a safe and reliable supply of electricity to over 152,549 customers from the residential, institutional, commercial and industrial sectors, through 2,820 kilometres of overhead and underground cables, spanning 420 square kilometres of service territory. London Hydro is a leading North American utility in founding the Green Button Alliance as well as in deploying Green Button standard technologies to provide customers with universal solutions.

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Green Button Alliance Announces Green Button Download My Data (DMD) Testing and Certification Program

Certified, Interoperable Solutions Key to Market Proliferation and Consumer Adoption of Green Button Standard

 

MORGAN HILL, Calif., July 1, 2015 –The Green Button Alliance (GBA), which fosters the development, compliance, and wide-spread adoption of the Green Button standard, today announced the launch of its Green Button Download My Data (DMD) Testing and Certification Program.  The new Green Button Testing and Certification Program is designed to support and accelerate the development, deployment, and broad adoption of standardized, interoperable Green Button solutions.  By certifying their Green Button offerings, utilities, energy service providers, and solution providers, can be confident their Green Button implementations comply with enhanced Green Button standards and are fully interoperable with other independently developed Green Button services and applications.  In addition, a "Green Button Certified DMD" mark on an energy provider's website assures consumers and application developers that they can rely on the data they receive.  Green Button Certified DMD offerings will enable a broad ecosystem of compatible and interoperable products, help consumers identify and use the solutions best-suited for their energy-efficiency goals, and significantly increase the market proliferation and adoption of Green Button technologies.

"Currently, there are over 150 utilities and service providers committed to providing customers with their own energy data in a standardized format; and ultimately, there are expected to be thousands of Green Button implementations, services, and applications in the international Green Button ecosystem," said Donald F. Coffin, Technical Manager, Green Button Alliance.  "Testing and certifying Green Button products for compliance to the Green Button standard enables Green Button developers worldwide to work from a common ground, significantly reduces development time and costs, and heightens consumer engagement by empowering them with solutions that work-together seamlessly to enable them to efficiently manage their own energy consumption."

The Green Button Alliance is now accepting applications for certification of Green Button Download My Data (DMD) implementations from energy service providers.  It is also developing the ability to provide certification of Green Button Connect My Data (CMD) implementations to energy service providers later this year.  The Green Button Alliance's DMD test suite utilizes existing, enhanced standards and technology from the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB).  The Green Button Alliance offers and administers testing through founding member UL's test laboratories.  The Green Button Alliance website enables members and non-members to list certified offerings and allows energy customers to easily locate providers that have Green Button Certified DMD solutions.  A Green Button Certified DMD graphic mark on an implementer's website will further assure developers and customers that an implementation has indeed been tested to be compliant and will provide consistent Green Button data.

"As a founding member of the Green Button Alliance, and a global leader in energy-efficiency product testing and certification services, UL is uniquely qualified to test Green Button products for their compliance to the Green Button standard as well as issue Green Button certifications through our EPA-recognized laboratories around the world," said Mike Kuo, General Manager NA, Consumer Technology Division, UL.  "Utilities worldwide can now confidently bring Green Button Certified DMD solutions to market with the knowledge that the UL testing and certification program can help ensure that the product will be fully compatible and interoperable with other Green Button implementations, thus significantly increasing the market potential for their product."

Utilities and energy service providers who have existing Green Button DMD implementations, or who are in the process of developing Green Button DMD offerings, can now apply for Green Button DMD certification at http://www.greenbuttonalliance.org/certification.

About Green Button Standards

The Green Button Download My Data (DMD) standard enables home owners and property managers to download their electricity usage data from an energy service provider's website in an industry-standard XML data format.  Energy customers can utilize these data to view their historical and present energy usage, analyze trends, and make informed energy-management choices.

Extending upon the Green Button Download My Data (DMD) standard, the Green Button Connect My Data (CMD) standard allows customers to authorize direct, secure transfer of their energy usage data to third parties that can assist them with easily managing and conserving energy.  In addition, due to the use of common, standardized Green Button formats, third-party developers are able to rapidly create and offer these products, services, and applications.  Green Button standards are based on the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) Energy Services Provider Interface (ESPI) standard.

About UL

UL is a premier global independent safety science company that has championed progress for more than 120 years.  Its nearly 11,000 professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living environments for all people.  UL uses research and standards to continually advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs.  We partner with businesses, manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain.  For more information about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services, visit http://www.UL.com.

About Green Button Alliance

The Green Button Alliance (GBA) is a non-profit corporation formed to foster the development, compliance, and wide-spread adoption of the Green Button standard.  The Green Button Alliance advances the Green Button initiative, a White House-inspired challenge to the electric utility industry to give consumers access to their energy usage information in a downloadable, standardized format.  The Green Button initiative was created with the support of the White House, the Department of Energy (DOE), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), and the Utility Communications Architecture International Users Group (UCAIug).  The Green Button Download My Data (DMD) and Connect My Data (CMD) standards are based on the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) Energy Services Provider Interface (ESPI) standard.  For more information, or to join the Green Button Alliance, please visit http://www.greenbuttonalliance.org.

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Green Button Alliance, Green Button, GreenButton Download My Data, GreenButton Connect My Data, and the Green Button logo are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of departments of the United States of America and/or the Green Button Alliance.  All other marks are property of their respective owners.
 
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