State and Local Policy Database

Energy Data Access

Information about energy consumption is necessary to enable better energy management in homes, large buildings, and entire communities. Utilities are critical partners in providing customers, building owners, and local planners with energy usage data in a usable format. Local governments may require data on community-wide energy usage as well as building level data for community planning purposes or in order to evaluate the performance of building energy efficiency programs.

This sub-category includes information on four topics: Utility provision of customer access to their own energy use data ( Green Button or similar online energy data service with a common electronic format); Utility provision of aggregated building energy data to managers of large buildings ( automated benchmarking services through ENERGY STAR portfolio Manager); Utility provision of aggregated energy data for community planning and program evaluation; and Advocacy by the local jurisdiction for improvements in energy data provision by utilities OR data sharing agreements between the local jurisdiction and its utilities.

In order for customers to access their own energy data, VEP&L makes use of the Green Button data sharing platform. Neither VEP&L nor Washington Gas provide Arlington’s building owners and managers with automatic benchmark data for inputting into Portfolio Manager. Community-wide energy data is provided by the electric and natural gas utilities for energy planning. Arlington does not advocate to the state for policy improvements in home energy data provision by the electric utility. 

Updated: May 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, Georgia Power makes use of the EnergyDirect data sharing platform. Using this same platform, Georgia Power provides building managers with automated benchmarking data for use in Portfolio Manager. Additionally, Georgia Power provides the city of Atlanta with aggregated energy usage data for community-planning and evaluation purposes on an annual basis. Furthermore, there is no data-sharing agreement in place between Georgia Power and the city of Atlanta.

Last Updated: January 2017

Austin Energy provides daily and monthly energy use data to customers through a custom software that includes a Green Button formatted download. To assist large building managers with accessing aggregated energy data for building benchmarking, Austin Energy offers the Load Profiler system. This system allows buildings with advanced meters to access 15 minute load data online. Austin Energy is municipally-owned and shares most of its data through the Austin Open Data Portal, with aggregated data for community planning available on the portal. 

Austin Energy does not provide automated benchmarking services for use with Energy Star Portfolio Manager for multi-tenant commercial and multifamily buildings. However, Austin Energy has developed an Energy Usage Index that it shares with commercial and multifamily property owners. Austin Energy signed on with the City of Austin to partner on the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative, Energy Data Accelerator, to facilitate better access to energy usage data. 

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, BGE provides the Green Button data sharing platform. Additionally, BGE provides benchmarking for multi-family and commercial customers with automated energy consumption data inputs directly into the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. The Baltimore Energy Challenge has a data sharing agreement with BGE in order to track usage for residents who take the Energy Challenge pledge. BGE provides EmPower Maryland and the City of Baltimore program data at the county and by zip code levels for BGE's service territory on a semi-annual basis. At this time, The City of Baltimore does not advocate for policies requiring its utilities to expand the availability and granularity of energy usage data.

Last Updated: January 2017

Alabama Power has not yet committed to providing the Green Button data sharing platform to its customers. However, they do offer whole-building aggregated data to building owners, including multifamily building data, through the Energy Direct data sharing platform. Alabama Power does not publically provide community aggregate data for planning and evaluation of programs. Additionally, Alabama Power assists the state by providing aggregated energy data related to public facilities for benchmarking with Portfolio Manager. The City of Birmingham does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, Eversource makes use of the Green Button data sharing platform. Eversource and National Grid provide whole-building energy use data to building owners for building benchmarking. Eversource and National Grid also provide technical assistance for Portfolio Manager, which includes assistance collecting proper data and entering in facility information. These efforts support the City of Boston's Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO), which requires building owners to submit information to the City regarding their annual energy use, ENERGY STAR rating (if applicable), water use, and greenhouse gas emissions. 

Additionally, both Eversource and National Grid have provided a joint tenant-authorization form for multi-tenant building owners to collect aggregated building energy usage. National Grid provides this data by email, and Eversource allows building owners to collect their data from their Disclosure Portal. Eversource and National Grid also provide the City of Boston with annual community-wide aggregate-level electricity and gas usage information, which is published in the City’s annual greenhouse gas inventory reports. Moreover, under the MassSave Program, all Eversource and National Grid energy efficiency program data is made publically available online at MassSave Data. Both Eversource and National Grid also provide zip-code level energy sales data to the city of Boston upon request for the purpose of community GHG inventory reporting.

Through its seat on the Energy Efficiency Advisory Council and requests to the state legislature, the City of Boston actively advocates for polices requiring utilities to expand the availability and granularity of energy usage data.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, Xcel makes use of the Green Button data sharing platform. Whole-building aggregated data can be obtained by building managers obtaining individual consent forms from all tenants and aggregating consumption data themselves. The City of Boulder has access to community-wide electricity and natural gas usage information in the form of standard reports that are subject to the California “15/15 Rule.” To advocate for polices requiring utilities to expand the availability and granularity of energy usage data, Boulder collaborates with other local governments to recommend that the PUC and Xcel Energy authorize whole-building aggregated data, adopt Green Button or other national data standards, and provide additional data related to energy services (such as participation in energy efficiency programs). The city also worked through the Colorado PUC dockets to help change data privacy rules and expect changes to go into effect at the end of 2015.

Last Updated: October 2015

Burlington Electric is in the process of launching Energy Engage for commercial accounts, which will provide consumption data through smart meter data. Energy Engage is already in place for residential accounts. At this point, Burlington Electric does not provide Burlington’s building managers and owners with automatic whole-building aggregate data for inputting into Portfolio Manager. Burlington Electric provides community aggregate energy usage data to Efficiency Vermont for the state mapping project.

At this point, the City of Burlington does not yet advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the electric or natural gas utilities.

Last Updated: October 2015

Duke provides customers with Personalized Energy Reports, which display monthly trends, compares a customer’s account to other similar accounts, and provides a portal to available energy efficiency programs. At this time, Duke does not provide building managers and owners with an automatic benchmarking service for use in Portfolio Manager.  Aggregate energy usage information is available upon request from Duke for community-planning.  Carrboro actively advocates for polices requiring utilities to expand the availability and granularity of energy usage data.

Last Updated: April 2014

Duke provides customers with Personalized Energy Reports, which display monthly trends, compares a customer’s account to other similar accounts, and provides a portal to available energy efficiency programs. Duke Energy does not provide residential building managers and owners with an automatic benchmarking service for use in Portfolio Manager. However, Duke’s Smart Energy in Offices program offers customers a Smart Energy HQ portal that automates benchmarking through a web services integration with Portfolio Manager, seamlessly pushing monthly billing data to new or existing Portfolio Manager accounts. Furthermore, Duke Energy does not provide aggregated energy usage information for community-planning. At this point, the City of Charlotte does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, VEP&L makes data from the previous month's usage available online in a downloadable format.  VEP&L currently does not provide Charlottesville’s building owners and managers with automatic benchmark data for inputting into Portfolio Manager.  Community-wide energy data is provided by the electric utility for energy planning at the sector level.  Charlottesville does not advocate to the state for policy improvements in home energy data provision by the electric utility, but the city has an informal agreement for the utility to provide aggregated monthly energy data for a four year period due to the city’s anticipated participation in the Georgetown University Energy Prize.

Last Updated: October 2015

In order for customers to access their own energy data, ComEd makes use of the Green Button data sharing platform through the online dashboard, My Energy Tools. In order to assist large building managers with accessing aggregated energy data for building benchmarking, ComEd and Peoples Gas provide automatic data entry into Portfolio Manager. Peoples Gas also provides a free whole-building energy aggregation service to assist large buildings in accessing aggregated data for energy benchmarking. Additionally, ComEd created its own automated benchmark service called Energy Usage Data Tool, which provides multi-tenant commercial and multifamily buildings managers with aggregate energy use data.

Chicago has established a data-sharing agreement with ComEd and Peoples gas to collect aggregate community-level electricity usage data and provide this data online. Through this partnership, the city released a public open database of average citywide energy use by census block. Using this data, the city also launched a visualization tool, the Energy Map, an initiative that helps residents better understand their home energy use. Chicagoans can enter their address and see how their energy usage compares against other blocks in their neighborhood or citywide. The City of Chicago continues to advocate for polices that require their utilities to expand the availability and granularity of energy usage data.

Last Updated: January 2017

Although smart meters are available within Duke Energy Ohio’s service area, Duke Energy does not participate in the Green Button program. Duke Energy Ohio encourages the use of benchmarking to increase energy savings, but they do not provide building managers or owners with automatic whole-building benchmarking data for input into Portfolio Manager. Duke Energy Ohio provides community-wide energy usage data to the City for community-planning and evaluation purposes. At this time, the City of Cincinnati does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by its utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

Cleveland Electric Illuminating (CEI) and Dominion East Ohio have not yet committed to the Green Button or any other online service to provide customers with their energy consumption data. Both utilities also do not provide building managers or owners with automatic whole-building benchmarking data for input into Portfolio Manager. However, CEI provides community-wide energy use data in response to requests by the City. Under its Climate Action Plan, the City of Cleveland has begun to advocate for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio makes use of the Green Button data sharing platform. Although AEP Ohio does not currently provide building managers or owners with automatic whole-building benchmarking data for input into Portfolio Manager, as of October 2016, they are in negotiations with a contractor to implement an automated benchmarking service program for their customers. AEP Ohio and Columbia Gas of Ohio both provide aggregated utility data to the city for planning and evaluation purposes on a per-request basis. AEP Ohio signed on with the City of Columbus to partner on the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative, Energy Data Accelerator, to facilitate better access to energy usage data.

Last Updated: January 2017

Neither Oncor nor Atmos Energy have yet committed to the Green Button or any other online service to provide customers with their energy consumption data. Neither utility provides energy usage data to building managers for input into benchmarking services. Oncor does aggregate community energy usage data and makes it available upon request on a case by case basis. At this point, the City of Dallas does not advocate for policies requiring utilities to expand the availability and granularity of energy usage data.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, Xcel Energy makes use of the Green Button data sharing platform. According to the City of Denver, Xcel does provide the free automatic upload of monthly energy bill data to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager accounts, including aggregated whole building data for buildings with four or more tenants. Community-wide annual data is available in aggregate for the residential and commercial/industrial sectors.

Denver regularly intervenes in Colorado Public Utility Commission proceedings regarding Xcel's energy efficiency portfolio and plans to advocate for policies that more easily allow utility customers to share their own data with a third party for analysis. The City of Denver also continues to advocate for better aggregation standards, whole building data access, community energy reports, better customer disclosure forms (including making forms available in Spanish), and custom reports that third parties can request from the utility. Additionally, as part of the City Energy Project, Denver is working to accelerate access to energy data to improve building efficiency.

Last Updated: January 2017

DTE has not yet committed to the Green Button or any other online service to provide customers with their energy consumption data. At this point, DTE does not provide automatic whole-building benchmark data for Detroit’s building managers and owners for use in Portfolio Manager. DTE does not publically provide community aggregate data for planning and evaluation of programs. To our knowledge, the City of Detroit does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, InterState Power & Light makes energy data available in a downloadable and readable format. At this point, InterState Power & Light does not provide Dubuque’s building owners and managers with automatic whole-building aggregate energy usage data for inputting into Portfolio Manager. The utilities do not publically release community aggregate energy usage data for program planning and evaluation. At this point, the City of Dubuque does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the electric or natural gas utilities.

Last Updated: October 2013

El Paso Electric (EPE) has not yet committed to providing the Green Button data sharing platform to its customers. At this time, EPE does not provide automatic whole-building benchmarking data for building managers and owners for use in Portfolio Manager. However, they do provide a link on their website that connects customers to the ENERGY STAR website where they can access Portfolio Manager. El Paso Electric does not provide the City of El Paso with community-wide aggregate-level electricity and gas usage for community-planning and evaluation. To our knowledge, the City of El Paso is not currently advocating to the state for improvements in data provision by its energy utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, Oncor make use of Smart Meter Texas, a data sharing platform similar to Green Button. Atmos Energy does not yet provide a service to allow customers to access their energy use data access. Neither Oncor nor Atmos Energy provide Fort Worth’s building managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in Portfolio Manager. Oncor provides community aggregated energy use data on public consumption upon request for planning in Fort Worth. At this time, the City of Fort Worth does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by its utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, both Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) and Connecticut Light and Power (CL&P) have implemented the Green Button data sharing platform for its customers. Neither CNG nor CL&P provide energy usage data to building managers for input into automated benchmarking services. Upon request, CL&P and CNG will provide municipalities with aggregate energy consumption data for facilities within their jurisdiction on an annual basis. At this time, the City of Hartford does not advocate for improvements in data provision by its utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, CenterPoint and their local retail electric providers have committed to providing the Green Button data sharing platform. CenterPoint does not provide energy usage data to building managers for input into benchmarking services. CenterPoint does provide community aggregated data to the City of Houston for their community-wide greenhouse gas inventory. The City of Houston, as part of the City Energy Project, is working to accelerate access to energy data to improve the energy efficiency of buildings.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, Indianapolis Power and Light (IPL) has committed to providing PowerView, a user-friendly data sharing platform similar to Green Button. Neither IPL nor Citizens Energy Group (CEP) provide energy usage data to building managers for input into benchmarking services. The City of Indianapolis does not have a data sharing agreement with IPL or CEP, however IPL can provide community aggregated data upon request. At this time, the City of Indianapolis does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

JEA has implemented Green Button through its customer My Account dashboard. At this point, JEA and TECO Peoples Gas do not provide automated benchmarking services for Jacksonville’s building managers and owners for use in Portfolio Manager. JEA releases aggregate community energy use data for use in planning or evaluation of programs to the City of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority, and the school district. At this point, the City of Jacksonville does not advocate for improvements in data provision by its utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, KCP&L provides the Account Link Advantage Service. Although this program is currently only available for large commercial customers, it is undergoing development to be generally available for all customers in 2017. Missouri Gas Energy provides a service similar to Green Button, through an online customer connection system. At this point, KCP&L and MGE do not provide building managers or owners with automatic whole-building benchmarking data for input into Portfolio Manager. Nevertheless, KCP&L has a benchmarking program in development, which should become available in 2017 pursuant to the agreement with the State of Missouri Public Service Commission. KCP&L provides community-wide energy data to the city for energy planning on a monthly basis, and Missouri Gas Energy data on request. Kansas City and KCP&L also partner on the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative, Energy Data Accelerator, to facilitate better access to energy usage data.

Last Updated: January 2017

The Knoxville Utilities Board does not participate in the Green Button. Currently, KUB does not automatically provide aggregated benchmarking data for Knoxville’s building managers through Portfolio Manager. KUB provides community-level aggregate energy usage data publically online for stakeholders to use in program planning and evaluating. At this point, The City of Knoxville does not yet advocate for policies requiring utilities to expand the availability and granularity of energy usage data.

Last Updated: October 2015

In order for customers to access their own energy data, NV Energy makes use of the My Account data sharing platform which includes tools that enable households to compare usage to similar households. Southwest Gas does not yet provide a service to allow customers to access their energy use data. Neither SW Gas nor NV Energy provide energy usage data to building managers for input into automated benchmarking services. NV Energy and SW Gas both provide annual aggregated energy usage for the annual regional greenhouse gas emissions inventories. At this time, the City of Las Vegas does not advocate for improvements in data provision by its utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

Westar Energy has a smartmeter pilot project providing customers with access to almost-real-time energy usage data through the smartmeter. Westar provides aggregated usage data for multi-tenant and multifamily upon request. Lawrence has requested community level data in the past from both Black Hills and Westar and they have provided aggregate level data divided into Residential, Commercial, and Industrial customers.  At this point, the City of Lawrence does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the electric or natural gas utilities.

Last Updated: October 2013

Currently, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has committed to providing its customers with the Green Button data sharing platform and is in the process of its implementation. Southern California Gas provides automatic data entry into Portfolio Manager as well as 36 months of historical data. LADWP currently provides automated benchmarking services for individual customer accounts through Portfolio Manager. Owners of multi-tenant commercial and multi-family residential buildings can work with LADWP to link all building accounts under one “master” account with appropriate permissions and documentation, which is expected to be automated in 2017. SoCal Gas provides automated benchmarking services to building managers or owners through Portfolio Manager.

As a City department, LADWP provides aggregated energy usage information to other city departments and offices for the purposes of community planning, greenhouse gas inventory calculations and other evaluation or planning needs, as requested. SoCal Gas also provides this information on a per request basis.

In terms of advocacy for policy improvements in data provisions, The city of Los Angeles undertook an active role at the state level to provide input and help with the adoption of AB 802, which now requires utilities in California to provide aggregated whole building energy data to building owners upon request. This removes the barriers around privacy thresholds and will streamline the process for owners. The city has also partnered with LADWP and SoCal Gas in the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative, and the Energy Data Accelerator, to facilitate better access to energy usage data.

Last Updated: February 2017

Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E) has not yet committed to providing the Green Button data sharing platform for its customers. LG&E does not provide Louisville’s building managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in Portfolio Manager. In terms of the provision of aggregated energy usage information for community-planning to the city, LG&E provides quarterly data on residential, commercial, industrial, and public utility electricity and natural gas consumption to the Louisville Metro Government Office of Sustainability. At this time, the City of Louisville does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by its utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, MGE makes use of the My Account data sharing platform. MGE automatically uploads whole-building utility information into Energy Cap and Energy Stewards, the benchmarking softwares most commonly used in Madison. The City of Madison receives a total amount of electrical and gas usage across the city, which they use to develop carbon inventories for the Community. This information is not publically available yet. At this point, the City of Madison supports resolution 34565 which authorizes city intervention in MGE's rate case before the Wisconsin PSC in which MGE sought to hike the base charge of electricity. 

Last Updated: October 2015

In order for customers to access their own energy data, Memphis Light, Gas, and Water (MLGW) makes use of the My Account data sharing platform which includes a “My Home Compare” scale so households can compare usage to similar households. At this time, MLGW does not provide Memphis’s building owners and managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in Portfolio Manager. MLGW does not publically release community aggregate energy usage data. Currently, the City does not advocate for policy improvements in data provision by utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

FPL has not yet committed to providing the Green Button data sharing platform to its customers. FPL does not provide Miami’s building managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in Portfolio Manager. FPL does not provide community aggregate energy usage data for public consumption for planning or program evaluation. At this time, the City of Miami does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, We Energies makes energy use data available online in a downloadable format; however, this format does not have the comparison features similar to the Green Button data sharing platform. The utility does not provide building managers or owners with automatic whole-building benchmarking data for input into Portfolio Manager. Community-wide energy usage information at the aggregate level for community planning is not made available to the City. In terms of advocacy for policy improvements in data provisions, Milwaukee currently undertakes advocacy efforts though the Refresh Milwaukee plan.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, Xcel Energy has implemented the Green Button data sharing platform for its customers. In contrast, CenterPoint Energy does not yet provide a service to allow customers to access their energy use data access. In order to assist building managers with accessing aggregated energy data, Xcel Energy provides a direct feed of whole-building energy usage data from their metered data repository into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Community-wide aggregated data is provided annually to the City of Minneapolis from the utilities and is included in the annual greenhouse gas inventory process. The City of Minneapolis currently advocates for polices regarding data aggregation thresholds and e-signature enabled model consent forms. Additionally, Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy have signed on with the City of Minneapolis to partner on the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative, Energy Data Accelerator, to facilitate better access to energy usage data.

Last Updated: January 2017

NSE has not yet committed to providing the Green Button data sharing platform to its customers. NES does not provide Nashville’s building managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in Portfolio Manager. NES does not provide community aggregate energy usage data for public consumption for planning or program evaluation. At this time, the City of Nashville does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

Entergy New Orleans recently filed an application to install advanced metering, which will enable them to provide real-time data access. Entergy New Orleans does not provide building managers or owners with automatic whole-building benchmarking data for input into Portfolio Manager and does not participate in the Green Button program. Entergy New Orleans does not provide community-wide energy use data for community planning and evaluation purposes. The City's climate action plan, to be completed in 2018, calls for the city and Entergy to establish data protocols.

Last Updated: February 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, Consolidated Edison provides the Green Button data sharing platform. Con Edison also provides its customers with a variety of tools to save energy in their homes. The My Energy Toolkit includes guidance for understanding home energy usage reports, and various calculators to help customers understand and compare the energy intensity of appliances, lightbulbs, and home efficiency measures.

To help commercial and multifamily customers with benchmarking, and to comply with New York City LL 84, Con Edison developed software to aggregate electric energy usage by building address for automated entry into Portfolio Manager and for use by building managers. The aggregated data allows Con Edison to protect customer privacy and to deliver twelve months of building energy use, regardless of changes in tenancy. The energy data is delivered to the building manager to upload the data into Portfolio Manager.

National Grid, Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) contribute community-wide energy consumption data for the New York State greenhouse gas inventory. Con Edison shares electric, gas, and steam consumption data at the zip-code level with the city for public planning purposes. This data, in turn, has been shared with Columbia University for "heat mapping" at the community level. The city regularly provides comments and testimony to the New York Public Service Commission advocating for improved access to energy usage data to support the implementation of the City’s benchmarking and disclosure policy. The city has begun discussing access to quarterly or monthly data from utilities for community planning purposes.

The city has partnered with National Grid to participate in the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Energy Data Accelerator Program to make it easier for building owners to get access to whole-building energy usage data for the purposes of benchmarking their buildings.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, PG&E makes use of the Green Button data sharing platform for its electric customers only. In order to assist large building managers with accessing aggregated energy data for building benchmarking, PG&E provides automatic data entry into Portfolio Manager upon receipt of written consent from each customer responsible for energy purchases. PG&E does provide the City of Oakland with community aggregate data for public consumption. Oakland advocates for policy improvements in data access through the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition, the California Energy Commission and the PUC. 

Updated: April 2017 

Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E) has not yet committed to providing the Green Button data sharing platform to its customers. OG&E currently does not provide Oklahoma City’s building owners and managers with automatic benchmark data for inputting into Portfolio Manager. OG&E does not publically provide community aggregate data for planning and evaluation of programs. Oklahoma City does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

Although the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) has not yet formally committed to providing the Green Button data sharing platform to its customers, they are currently piloting a Green Button data sharing program with the Lake Nona Community. OUC does not provide Orlando’s building managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in Portfolio Manager, but they are currently developing a data access platform for whole-building utility data and ENERGY STAR web services. OUC is also currently developing a data access platform to provide energy use data for community-planning. The City of Orlando is in the process of working to accelerate data provision by its utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

Rocky Mountain Power has committed to providing the Green Button data sharing platform, but has not yet implemented the service. Rocky Mountain Power currently does not provide Park City’s building owners and managers with automatic benchmark data for inputting into Portfolio Manager. Any customer may authorize Rocky Mountain Power to share energy usage data with a designated third party. Park City advocate to the state for improvements in home energy data provision by the electric utility.

Last Updated: October 2015

In order for customers to access their own energy data, PECO has implemented the Green Button data sharing platform. Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) also provides access to energy use for its customer through its “My Access” web portal. PECO is currently implementing an automated data aggregation service for multi-tenant commercial and multifamily buildings named PECO’s Smart Energy Usage Data Tool. Additionally, PECO provides annual citywide data by tariff to the City of Philadelphia. Philadelphia advocates to the state for improved data-sharing-by-utilities legislation as part of the energy benchmarking and disclosure legislative process. Philadelphia is also a part of national conversations around data access through its participation in the Department of Energy’s Data Accelerator and through efforts by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network to develop and advocate for national data aggregation standards.

Last Updated: January 2017

Although Arizona Public Service (APS) has online services to provide customers with energy consumption data in electronic format, this service is not as comprehensive as the Green Button program. Southwest Gas does not yet provide a service to allow customers to access their energy use data. Neither APS nor Southwest Gas provide building owners or managers with automated services for use with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Neither APS nor Southwest Gas provide community aggregate energy usage data to the city. Furthermore, Phoenix does advocates for improvements in data provision.

Last Updated: January 2017

Duquesne Light provides online services that allow customers to access their energy consumption data through the Green Button sharing platform. Peoples Gas also allows customers to access their energy use data through their E-Portal. In addition, Duquesne Light provides building owners or managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in Portfolio Manager. Peoples Gas provides energy use data to housing authorities upon request. At this time, the City of Pittsburgh does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, Portland Gas and Electric (PGE) and Pacific Power make use of the Green Button data sharing platform. Also, Pacific Power provides automated energy usage data to multi-tenant building managers for use with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Additionally, all utilities serving Portland provide aggregated energy use data by sector on an annual basis.

In terms of advocacy for policy improvements in data provision by utilities, the City's Commercial Building Energy Performance Reporting Ordinance requires energy utilities to provide a building owner with access to the aggregate monthly energy consumption data for all utility meters identified by the owner. As part of the ordinance implementation, Portland's energy utilities agreed to waive tenant data release forms if a building has five or more separately metered tenants.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, Narragansett Electric makes use of the Green Button data sharing platform. Narragansett Electric has run a pilot program to offer benchmarking services to affordable multifamily housing properties, but does not currently offer all building managers or owners access to automatic whole-building benchmarking data for input into Portfolio Manager. The utility does provide aggregated energy use data upon request. National Grid provides community-wide energy use data for community planning and evaluation purposes on a quarterly basis. Moreover, the city has been working closely with the State and National Grid to get whole building energy data available to large commercial buildings.

Last Updated: January 2017

Duke Energy Progress has not yet committed to providing the Green Button data sharing platform to its customers. Duke Energy  currently does not provide Raleigh’s building owners and managers with automatic benchmark data for inputting into Portfolio Manager. Additionally, Duke Energy does not publically provide community aggregate data for planning and evaluation of programs. However, the City of Raleigh has worked with Duke Energy to acquire aggregated data in support of the community wide greenhouse gas emissions inventory.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, VEP&L makes use of the Green Button data sharing platform. VEP&L currently does not provide Richmond’s building owners and managers with automatic benchmark data for inputting into Portfolio Manager. Community-wide energy data is provided by the electric utility for energy planning at the sector level. Richmond advocates to the state for policy improvements in home energy data provision by the electric utility. The City is a member of the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council (VAEEC) which is advocating on this issue. The city also participated in a benchmarking summit convened by the Governor’s Office and DMME where this was access to data was a key issue. 

Last Updated: January 2017

Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) has not yet committed to providing the Green Button data sharing platform to its customers. However, RPU offers customers an Energy Profile, which provides a comprehensive analysis of their home's energy use and identifies cost saving opportunities. In order to assist large building managers with accessing aggregated energy data for building benchmarking, Southern California Gas provides automatic data entry into Portfolio Manager as well as 36 months of historical data. Riverside Public Utilities has aggregate community energy usage data available for public planning and evaluation. To our knowledge, the City of Riverside does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by natural gas utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, SMUD and PG&E make use of the Green Button data sharing platform. In order to assist large building managers with accessing aggregated energy data for building benchmarking, SMUD and PG&E provide automatic data entry into Portfolio Manager, as well as 12 months of historical data upon registration. At this point, SMUD and PG&E do not provide community aggregate energy usage data for public consumption. At this time, the City of Sacramento does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by natural gas utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

Rocky Mountain Power does provide customers with the Green Button data sharing platform. However, they do provide commercial customers with an automated energy benchmarking service called Resource Advisor, which automatically uploads monthly energy data into participating customer’s Energy Star Portfolio Manager accounts. Although Rocky Mountain Power does not provide aggregated energy usage information for community-planning and evaluation purposes, any customer may request the utility to share their energy use data with any third party. Rocky Mountain Power signed on with Salt Lake City to partner on the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative Energy Data Accelerator agreement.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, CPS Energy makes use of the Home Energy Manager data sharing platform; however, this system does not provide functions to compare usage to similar households as provided by the Green Button data sharing platform. CPS does not currently provide automatic benchmarking data to building managers for use in Portfolio Manager. CPS does not currently aggregate community energy usage data, or have data available for public consumption. At this time, the City of San Antonio does not yet advocate for policies requiring utilities to expand the availability and granularity of energy usage data.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, SDG&E makes use of the Green Button data sharing platform, providing energy usage data of 17 historical months upon registration. SDG&E has implemented an automated benchmarking service. Building owners opt into this program by creating meters in Portfolio Manager and completing a request for automated data. SDG&E sends 36 months of historical usage data to Portfolio Manager and monthly updates on an ongoing automated basis. SDG&E also provides community energy usage data on a per-request basis. SDG&E signed on with the City of San Diego to partner on the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative, Energy Data Accelerator, to facilitate better access to energy usage data. 

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, PG&E makes use of the Green Button data sharing platform for its electric customers only. In order to assist large building managers with accessing aggregated energy data for building benchmarking, PG&E provides automatic data entry into Portfolio Manager upon receipt of written consent from each customer responsible for energy purchases. PG&E provides the City of San Francisco with monthly and sectoral community-wide aggregate-level electricity and gas usage information, which is published in the city’s annual greenhouse gas inventory reports. The current level of energy usage data access, on all levels, is a product of San Francisco advocating to the PUC.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, PG&E makes use of the Green Button data sharing platform. In order to assist large building managers with accessing aggregated energy data for building benchmarking, PG&E provides automatic data entry into Portfolio Manager. PG&E does provide the City of San Jose with community aggregate data for public consumption. The city, as one of PG&E’s oldest Energy Watch partners, has also undergone PG&E's third party security review process in order to receive individual customer data, which is used to implement the city's contract with PG&E for direct install services in small to medium sized businesses and hotels. Currently, the City of San Jose has a data sharing agreement with PG&E, and the City also advocates for policy improvements directly to the California Public Utilities Commission on an annual basis.

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their energy data, Seattle City Light makes use the Green Button data sharing platform. PSE provides their customers with access to their energy use data through a service similar to Green Button. In order to assist large building managers with accessing aggregated energy data for building benchmarking, Seattle City Light and PSE provide automatic data entry into Portfolio Manager. Seattle City Light provides the Seattle MeterWatch software, which complies with the Green Button standards/protocol. Seattle City Light and PSE share community-wide energy usage information with the City of Seattle for community-planning and evaluation. PSE signed on with the City of Seattle to partner on the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative, Energy Data Accelerator, to facilitate better access to energy usage data. 

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their energy data, Ameren Missouri makes use of the Green Button data sharing platform. Laclede Gas provides their customers with access to their energy use data through the “Customer Connection” web portal. Currently, neither Laclede Gas nor Ameren Missouri provide building owners or managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in Portfolio Manager. Neither Ameren Missouri nor Laclede Gas provide community-wide aggregate-level electricity usage information to the City of St. Louis. At this point, the City of St. Louis does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

TECO has not yet committed to the Green Button or another online service to provide customers with their energy consumption data. If requested, TECO will provide Tampa’s building managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in Portfolio Manager. Also upon request, TECO will provide community aggregate energy usage data for public consumption for planning or program evaluation. At this time, the City of Tampa does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: January 2017

Neither VEP&L nor Virginia Natural Gas make use of the Green Button data sharing platform, however, customers are able to log into the website and analyze their bills using online tools. VEP&L and Virginia Natural Gas currently does not provide Virginia Beach's building owners and managers with automatic benchmark data for inputting into Portfolio Manager. Both utilities do provide community aggregate data for planning and evaluation of programs. The City of Virginia Beach is a member of the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council (VAEEC) which advocates on the issue of data sharing by utilities.  

Last Updated: January 2017

In order for customers to access their own energy data, PEPCO makes use of the Green Button data sharing platform. Residential customers can download a spreadsheet or XML file of their 15-minute-interval electricity data (“Green Button Download my Data”), and commercial customers can access a next-day Application Programming Interface (API) feed of their 15-minute interval consumption data (“Green Button Connect My Data.”), becoming the first utility in the country to implement this feature. The utilities do provide the region with detailed electricity and natural gas consumption data by zip code.

The District government has advocated strongly for improvements in data provision by utilities to building owners and to the city. DDOE worked closely with Pepco to get Pepco to offer aggregated whole building data beginning in 2013. DCSEU operated a Benchmarking Help Center in 2013 and 2014 that helped 70% of buildings with their reporting and improved their efficiency. DOEE now directly manages the help center, with support from DCSEU. The District and Pepco also partner on the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative, Energy Data Accelerator, to facilitate better access to energy usage data.

The District of Columbia mandated, in the Sustainable DC Act of 2014, that both electric and gas utilities provide aggregated whole-building data upon request to a building owner, and also provide automated benchmarking services to upload that data to ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®. The District was the first jurisdiction in the nation to put such a requirement into law.

Pepco now provides automated upload of whole building electricity data to Portfolio Manager, using a service called “Resource Advisor” which went online in Fall 2014. Once set up, up to two years of historical data can be uploaded, and electricity data is updated on monthly basis thereafter.  Data is aggregated to the whole building level for five or more accounts, in order to protect privacy while easing the processes of benchmarking multi-tenant buildings. There is no fee for the service.

Washington Gas also offers aggregated whole building data for buildings with five or more gas accounts to building owners as required by the law. Automated upload to Portfolio Manager of Natural Gas data is not yet available, but must be provided by the end of 2017.

Last Updated: January 2017