Oakland, Calif., December 23, 2018- Today, UtilityAPI announced that it is the first U.S. company to certify a Green Button Connect My Data (CMD) platform. With testing done by UL and the Green Button Alliance, UtilityAPI has proven that its platform for transacting energy data exceeds the global Green Button standard. UtilityAPI’s Data Exchange Platform now offers a certified, commercially available solution for utilities and utility vendors looking to offer Green Button Connect My Data.
“UtilityAPI has been leading the market in developing secure and seamless tools for sharing energy data. It is an honor to be the first U.S. company to be certified as meeting the international standard for providing Green Button Connect to our customers.”, said Daniel Roesler, Founder and CEO of UtilityAPI.
As a Certified CMD implementation, UtilityAPI's EE/DER Engagement Platform enables utilities to provide data exchange tools for empowering customers; opening a new way for engaging with Distributed Energy Resource providers and Energy Efficiency companies. With the insights gained through UtilityAPI’s standardized data protocols, utilities can continue to manage the energy economy of the future.
“The Green Button CMD protocol was created to meet the consumer market’s demand for easy access to utility-held energy-usage information while ensuring customer information privacy and data security,” said Donald F. Coffin, Technical Manager, Green Button Alliance. “UtilityAPI’s Data Exchange Platform underwent testing by UL and has earned the Green Button Alliance’s CMD compliance certification, thus assuring customers it meets the security and privacy requirements mandated by the Green Button CMD protocol.”
What is Green Button Connect?
Green Button Connect My Data (also called Green Button Connect) is an international standard for providing third-party data access to, and secure sharing of, utility customer data; including account, billing, and interval usage data.
UtilityAPI is a mission-driven software company based in Oakland, California. UtilityAPI’s data exchange tools are used to accelerate deployment and monitoring of distributed energy resources and energy efficiency technologies. Some of the top solar, storage, and energy efficiency companies rely on UtilityAPI’s tools every day. For utilities and utility vendors UtilityAPI enables seamless data access and behind the meter insights through a safe, secure, and standardized data exchange platform. UtilityAPI also works with regulators and local governments to shape effective utility data access policies.