November 2017


GBA Updates & News | 
GBA's 2017-2018 Board of Directors Election Results
The GBA held its annual Board of Directors election with Participating Members of the GBA voting to fill two open board seats. Daniel Roesler, CEO, UtilityAPI was elected to serve in the two-year seat and Robert Denda, Head of Network Technology, Global Infrastructure and Networks at Enel was elected to serve in the one-year seat. The GBA welcomes the new directors who will join the current Board of Directors effective immediately. 

Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan Calls for Expanding Green Button Initiative
On 26 October, GBA member the Ontario Ministry of Energy announced the release of the province's 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) that focuses on energy affordability, innovation and customer choice. The  new energy plan calls for expanding Ontario's Green Button initiative across the province to enable consumers with access to their energy data and the ability to securely share their data with apps of their choice to help them to manage and conserve energy.

GBA at DistribuTECH 2018
The Green Button Alliance is sponsoring a member-oriented booth at DistribuTECH 2018,  23-25 January in San Antonio, Texas. The GBA booth (#3247) is a 10x20 space located in the main exhibition hall of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities and participating in the booth, please contact Jeremy J. Roberts, General Manager, Green Button Alliance at jroberts@greenbuttonalliance.org for more details.

GBA Provided Insight on Grid Modernization Panel 
GBA General Manager, Jeremy J. Roberts, explained the benefits of standardized Green Button energy data during a panel "Exploring New Jersey's Approach to a Modern Grid: Opportunities & Pathways to a Clean Energy Future" held at Rutgers University's EcoComplex on 25 October. GBA member Nathan Shannon of the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) moderated the panel which also included speakers from Itron and Utilidata.

Enel Opens Latest Innovation Hub
On 16-18 October, Enel participated in the Open Innovations Forum 2017 held in Moscow, where it also inaugurated its latest Enel Innovation Hub with headquarters in the Skolkovo Technopark in Moscow. This new Hub is part of an international network of centers the company has established to bring together innovators and follows the recent opening of an Enel Innovation Hub in San Francisco, California. See  video and read  more

Energy Toolbase & UtilityAPI: "Best Practices for BTM Storage Projects"
GBA members Energy Toolbase and UtilityAPI presented a talk " Scaling Up the Behind-the-Meter (BTM) Energy Storage Market: Best Practices for Developing BTM Storage Projects " at the  DR & DER World Forum held on 11-12 October in Costa Mesa, California. The lively session included a discussion on why Green Button data is a prerequisite for modeling BTM storage projects and how to access Green Button data. Missed the talk? See Energy Toolbase's recent  webinar.

Digital Transformation & Green Button Benefits 
GBA Chairman, Syed Mir of London Hydro, discussed London Hydro's digital transformation including how its innovative Green Button program is driving customer value during a talk at the Cisco Connect 2017 event held 12 October at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto, Canada.

GBA Green Button Global Marketing Committee Meeting
The nex t, one-hour  Green Button Global Marketing Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 06 December, at 12:00 noon PST / 3:00pm EST (that's 21.00 in Europe and it's Thursday, the 9th at 7:00 AM in Sydney, Australia).  All members are invited to attend.  For the complete listing of meetings in which the GBA is participating, see our  teleconference and meeting calendar.

GBA Vice Chair to Impart Expertise at Australian Utility Week
GBA Vice Chair, Mimi Zhang of Silver Spring Networks will impart expertise during three sessions at Australian Utility Week taking place 29-30 November 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. On 29 November, Zhang will speak on the panel "AMI Analytics and Customer Data." On 30 November, Zhang will present a talk on "Customer Data Hubs for Connected Energy Consumers" and later that day, will participate on a panel discussion "How the Utility Can Be a Trusted Advisor." Visitor passes are  free .  

SECC's 2018 Symposium: "Transforming the Customer Relationship" 
GBA member the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) will hold its 2018 Consumer Symposium " Transforming the Customer Relationship" on 22 January, co-located with DistribuTECH, in San Antonio, Texas. The action-packed agenda includes a consumer energy data access panel "Enabling Consumers with Access, Choice and Control of their Energy Data." Early-bird registration until 17 November. 

The Green Button Alliance is gathering Green Button case studies/success stories, please send them to Valdis Hellevik, PR/Marcom Manager, at vhellevik@greenbuttonalliance.org.
In the Headlines |
Greentech Media article: " How Utilities Can Meet Millennials' Needs in a Data-Sharing Economy " includes utility energy data-sharing protocol Green Button and references recent research by Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC).

Environmental Defense Fund's (EDF) Energy Exchange blog," These Ohio Customers Pay for their Smart Meters, and They Should Have Access to the Benefits," notes the considerable benefits of customer access to their smart meter data and Green Button Connect My Data.

In case you missed it, Advanced Energy Economy's (AEE) new report entitled "Access to Data - Bridging the Electricity Grid into the Information Age" discusses the many benefits of utility data access; Green Button Connect My Data featured. Access the report here.

Green Button energy data usage standard included in Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative's (SECC) new infographic " Internet of Things: Connecting You with the World of Power."

" Pushing the Green Button" article in Energy Central magazine notes key Green Button benefits and findings.
Upcoming Events | 
Australian Utility Week
29-30 November 2017
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne, Australia

SECC: Transforming the  Customer Relationship
22 January 2018
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas

DistribuTECH
23-25 January 2018
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas

For a complete listing of GBA-related events, please see our industry events calendar.