adopters

With the click of a button, this technology is transforming how energy usage information is utilized by hundreds of thousands of individuals across the country. At the launch of the Green Button initiative in January, two of California's three largest utilities - Pacific Gas & Electric and San Diego Gas & Electric - provided live functionality on their websites and Southern California Edison (California's second largest utility), Glendale Power & Light, Oncor, Pepco Holdings Inc, and several other utilities across the country announced that they would plan to make the feature available later in 2012. Recently, nine more utilities made commitments to adopt Green Button and ensure that 27 million households will be able to access their own energy information. To date, utilities across the country will make data more accessible and user-friendly in seventeen states and the nation's capital: Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C.

Green Button Utilities and Energy Suppliers

Committed

Implemented

  • Bangor Hydro Electric Company
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Central Maine Power
  • Chattanooga EPB
  • Efficiency Vermont
  • Glendale Water and Power
  • Kootenai Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Idaho)
  • Oncor
  • PacifiCorp
  • Pacific Power
  • PPL Electric Utilities
  • PECO
  • Pepco Holdings
  • Rocky Mountain Power
  • Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation (Georgia)
  • United Illuminating Company
  • Virginia Dominion Power

A number of companies are already developing Web and smartphone applications and services for businesses and consumers that can use Green Button data to help consumers choose the most economical rate plan for their use patterns; deliver customized energy-efficiency tips; provide easy-to-use tools to size and finance rooftop solar panels; and conduct virtual energy audits that can cut costs for building owners and speed the initiation of retrofits. Developing innovative applications and services to help consumers understand and manage their energy use and understand the environmental impacts of that usage is a field ripe for American innovation.

Green Button Companies

Committed

Implemented

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