Green Button Alliance announces new utility data certification programme


The Green Button Alliance has launched its Green Button Connect My Data Certification Programme for data custodians.

Utilities providing customers access to their electricity, natural gas, or water data by utilising the Green Button standard are now able to ensure their programmes are Green Button standards-compliant and meet goals for both customer privacy and secure data sharing.

London Hydro’s Energy Service Platform is the first to be certified as Green Button CMD Standards-Compliant by UL Verification Services.

Following passing the Green Button Testing process, London Hydro has received the Green Button Certified CMD, which is offered to utilities by programme administer GBA.

The certification assures customers and application developers they can rely on the data they receive and empowers consumers with solutions that securely and seamlessly work together.

Easy access to standardised energy consumption and billing data is critical for commercial, industrial and institutional building-energy managers; solar and real estate industries; the heating and cooling sector and residential customers who are increasingly using the web, mobile applications and IoT devices to understand and manage their energy usage.

Green Button says the demand for utility Green Button Certified CMD solutions will increase as smart meter rollout intensifies at a global scale.

Syed Mir, vice president corporate services & CIO, London Hydro, said:  “Utility-provided customer data-access and -sharing platforms are a revolutionary and crucial part of modernising the utility-digital customer relationship and provide a foundation for delivering a host of new customer-engagement programmes including behind-the-meter service.

“London Hydro’s Green Button CMD Certification is for electricity, natural gas and water data; and it assures us that we can enable our customers—large and small—with reliable, standards-based, data-driven solutions that will securely work together as we grow our service ecosystem.”

The Green Button Alliance (GBA) fosters the development, compliance, and adoption of the global Green Button electricity, natural gas and water-usage data-sharing standard. The standard for Green Button is published by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) as the Energy Service Provider Interface (ESPI).