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 two topics: Utility provision of aggregated building energy data to managers of large buildings ( automated benchmarking services through ENERGY STAR portfolio Manager); and advocacy by the local jurisdiction for improvements in energy data provision by utilities.

Neither FirstEnergy (Ohio Edison) nor Dominion Energy Ohio provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. To our knowledge, the City of Akron does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither PNM nor New Mexico Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Albuquerque advocates for better access to utility data for ratepayers by being involved in utility rate cases in the best interest of the City’s residents.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither PPL Electric nor UGI Utilities provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Allentown does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

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

Georgia Power developed the Automated Benchmarking Tool (ABT) to enable building owners and property managers to retrieve energy consumption data for upload to the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager. The tool provides aggregate building usage data into a single virtual meter that can be used in Portfolio Manager to generate building benchmark score.

The City of Atlanta has been working with Atlanta Gas Light to establish best practices for building owner data access in order in compliance with the Commercial Benchmarking Ordinance. Atlanta Gas Light and the City have also partnered to support the DOE's Better Building Energy Data Accelerator. The City also participates in Georgia Power's Demand-side Management Working Group, where the City advocated for increased availability of historic data through Georgia Power's Automated Benchmarking Tool.

Last Updated: March 2020

Georgia Power developed the Automated Benchmarking Tool (ABT) to enable building owners and property managers to retrieve energy consumption data for upload to the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager. The tool provides aggregate building usage data into a single virtual meter that can be used in Portfolio Manager to generate building benchmark score. The City of Augusta does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Xcel provides 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. The City of Aurora does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Austin Energy provides the Schneider EPO (Austin Energy Load Profiler) at no cost to its commercial customers. 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: March 2020

Southern California Gas provides automated benchmarking services to Portfolio Manager through its online AB802 platform for both commercial and multifamily buildings. The utility provides automatic data entry into Portfolio Manager and 14 months of historical data. The City of Bakersfield does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

BGE provides benchmarking for multi-family and commercial customers with automated energy consumption data inputs directly into the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. The City of Baltimore does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Entergy Louisiana does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Baton Rouge does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

The State of Alabama (ADECA) employs the State Energy Program to decrease energy consumption in public facilities such as K-12 schools, universities, community colleges, state and local governments as well as some privately owned commercial and residential buildings. Alabama Power assists the state by providing energy data related to these buildings for benchmarking with Portfolio Manager. The City of Birmingham does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither Idaho Power nor Intermountain Natural Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Boise does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Eversource has automated systems in place for aggregating multitenant/multifamily buildings in Eastern Massachusetts to support the Building Energy Reporting Disclosure Ordinance in Boston and the Building Energy Use Disclosure Ordinance in Cambridge. For customers outside of Boston and Cambridge, the utility supports customer use of the Portfolio Manager platform, including assisting customers with collecting proper data and entering facility information, including the creation of ‘virtual meters’ within the tool to create whole-building data views. National Grid provides technical assistance for ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, which includes assistance collecting proper data and entering in facility information.

The City of Boston actively advocates for policies requiring utilities to expand the availability and granularity of energy usage data through its membership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, which has a seat on the Energy Efficiency Advisory Council, and through requests to the state legislature.

Last Updated: March 2020

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

Southern Connecticut Gas provides automated benchmarking services through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for commercial buildings. The City of Bridgeport does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

National Grid provides building owners support to use the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. The City of Buffalo registered comments with the NY PSC requesting additional transparency regarding data. The comments were submitted on August 8, 2017, during the most recent National Grid New York PSC rate case (Case # 17-E-0238).

Last Updated: March 2020

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

Neither Lee County Electric Coop nor TECO Peoples Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Cape Coral does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

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

Dominion Energy South Carolina does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Charleston does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither Duke Energy Carolinas nor Piedmont Natural Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Charlotte does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

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

ComEd provides automated benchmarking services to building owners. ComEd's Energy Usage Data Tool provides monthly aggregate electric data to buildings with four or more tenants. Buildings covered under the Chicago Benchmarking Ordinance can comply with the ordinance by using data provided by the tool. Peoples Gas provides data upon request that can be uploaded into Portfolio Manager, but it is not an automated service.

The City of Chicago continues to advocate for polices that require their utilities to expand the availability and granularity of energy usage data. The City also regularly works with utilities to ensure their data access tools are operating as intended. If the City receives any complaints or hears of issues through its Energy Benchmarking Help Center or other resources, the City works with the utilities to address the issues until they are resolved.

Last Updated: May 2020

San Diego Electric & Gas required to provide whole-building aggregated energy usage data for compliance with AB 802 to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager or by providing the aggregated energy usage data in a Portfolio Manager template that the customer can upload. Building Owners or the Owner’s Agent can obtain whole-building aggregated energy usage data from utilities into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager by providing just the building address.

The City of Chula Vista has participated on the California Public Utilities Commission Energy Data Access Committee in an effort to receive better information about community energy use. The City has also signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with SDG&E to receive more complete community energy usage data. For the most recent GHG inventory, the City partnered with an academic institution, the University of San Diego's Energy Policy Initiative Center (EPIC) to get better access to our energy data.

Last Updated: March 2020

Duke Energy Ohio does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Cincinnati does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither First Energy (Cleveland Electric Illuminating) nor Dominion Energy Ohio provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings.

Under its Climate Action Plan, the City of Cleveland has begun to advocate for improvements in data provision by the utilities. The City is actively in the process of incorporating data access into their advocacy efforts in relation to Ohio's most recent Renewable Portfolio Standard and Energy Efficiency Resource Standard rollback attempts at the state level. The City also works closely with the Department of Energy's Better Buildings accelerator programs, as well as the regional Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, to advocate for better data access.

Last Updated: March 2020

Colorado Springs Utilities does not currently provide automated ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager benchmarking for multi-tenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Colorado Springs does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: June 2020

Dominion Energy South Carolina does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Columbia does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

AEP Ohio has partnered with Columbia Gas for automated benchmarking for gas and electric services in the portfolio manager. The City of Columbus is working with Columbia Gas to expand their data access solutions to include multifamily data. 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: March 2020

Neither Oncor nor Atmos Energy provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Dallas does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither Dayton Power & Light nor Vectren provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Dayton does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Xcel Energy does provide 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.

The City of 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. Denver intervenes in Colorado Public Utility Commission proceedings regarding Xcel's energy efficiency portfolio and advocates for policies that more easily allow utility customers to share their own data with a third party for analysis. The City and County of Denver also advocates for better aggregation standards, whole building data access, and improved community energy reports. Additionally, as part of the City Energy Project, Denver worked to accelerate access to energy data to improve building efficiency.

Last Updated: March 2020

MidAmerican Energy does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Des Moines does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

DTE Energy does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Detroit does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

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

Neither El Paso Electric nor Texas Gas Service provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of El Paso does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither ONCOR nor ATMOS Energy provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Fort Worth does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

PG&E's Building Benchmarking Portal provides aggregate whole-building energy usage data in their ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to building owners. The City of Fresno does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither Consumers Energy nor DTE Energy provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Grand Rapids negotiates with both utilities to provide better data access to help residents and businesses within the city.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither Duke Energy Carolinas nor Piedmont Natural Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Greensboro does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Both Connecticut Natural Gas and Eversource provide automated benchmarking data to building managers for automated input into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. The City of Hartford does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither NV Energy nor Southwest Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Henderson does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither Hawai’i Electric nor Hawai’i Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings.

The City, through its Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency submitted supportive testimony urging passage of Hawai’i Senate Bill 1442 which would have required the public utilities commission to improve utility data access and transparency. The City is in the process of implementing a Building Energy Benchmarking and Transparency program with assistance from the Institute for Market Transformation through a grant award from the American Cities Climate Challenge. The goal is to propose and adopt a benchmarking ordinance, and access to utility data is a significant element of this program. In addition, the City is an intervening party in PUC Docket 2018-0088 as an advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers and the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

CenterPoint Energy (TX) does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. 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: March 2020

Neither Indianapolis Power & Light nor Citizens Energy Group provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Indianapolis does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither JEA nor TECO Peoples Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Jacksonville does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Evergy provides whole-building data to customers. Kansas City and Evergy also partner on the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative, Energy Data Accelerator, to facilitate better access to energy usage data.

Last Updated: March 2020

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

Knoxville Utilities Board does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. However, KUB does provide an online data portal for customers to view and manage their utility consumption data. The City of Knoxville does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: June 2020

Neither Lakeland Electric nor TECO Peoples Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Lakeland does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither NV Energy nor Southwest Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Las Vegas does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

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

Neither Entergy Arkansas nor CenterPoint Energy (AR) provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Little Rock does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

SCE provides building managers, contractors, and tenants with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. The City of Long Beach does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Southern California Gas and LADWP both provide automated benchmarking services through ENERGY STAR 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. SoCal Gas provides automated benchmarking services to building managers or owners.

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. SoCal Gas is generally open to data sharing as well and helps with data for efforts such as GHG inventories.

Last Updated: March 2020

Louisville Gas & Electric does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Louisville does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

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

Madison Gas & Electric does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. However, MGE does have a benchmarking tool that customers can access through their MyAccount portal, allowing commercial customers to see how their annual electric and natural gas use stack up to similar buildings. MGE also partnered with Slipstream and the City of Madison on a project that married customer consumption data (gas and electric) with tax data including square footage. With this information, Slipstream benchmarked the commercial and industrial customers using EPA's Portfolio Manager, identifying energy saving opportunities. The City of Madison does not currently advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: May 2020

Neither American Electric Power (TX) nor Texas Gas Service provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of McAllen does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Memphis Light, Gas & Water does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Memphis does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Salt River Project provides whole-building automated benchmarking data to commercial customers. The City of Mesa does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither Florida Power & Light nor Florida City Gas provides building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Miami does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities. However, the City is part of the City Energy Project and is working toward passing a benchmarking ordinance, hopefully by the end of 2020. Buildings will be required to benchmark in 2021, and data will be publicly disclosed in 2022. The City of Miami and Miami-Dade County are also working collaboratively with FPL to automate the data disclosure process.

Last Updated: June 2020

We Energies does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. In terms of advocacy for policy improvements in data provisions, Milwaukee currently undertakes advocacy efforts though the Refresh Milwaukee plan.

Last Updated: March 2020

Both Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy provide whole-building data to customers. Xcel Energy provides a direct feed of whole-building energy usage data from their metered data repository into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Beginning in 2020, the Company’s MFBE program will offer benchmarking services to those customers who are interested. CenterPoint Energy launched a data access and benchmarking portal that offers a secure, online solution to request and receive whole-building natural gas energy use data that automatically transfers data to ENERGY STAR portfolio Manager. CenterPoint Energy has not yet assessed customer usage of the benchmarking portal.

The City of Minneapolis advocates for data access on behalf of utility customers within the city. The City most recently advocated for MN Public Utilities Commission Docket No. E,G-999/M-19-505 Data Access.

PEPCO and Washington Gas provide automated benchmarking services for input into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. At this time, Montgomery County does not advocate for policies requiring its utilities to expand the available or granularity of energy usage data.

Last updated: December 2019

Neither Nashville Electric Service nor Piedmont Natural Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Nashville does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Southern Connecticut Gas provides automated benchmarking services through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for commercial buildings. The City of New Haven does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

In 2019, Entergy New Orleans created an automated solution that aggregates usage data of multitenant buildings and automatically transmits it to Portfolio Manager. In order to participate, buildings need four or more active meters or consent from all tenants. Smart meters are also being installed by Entergy New Orleans. The City of New Orleans does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: June 2020

ConEdison developed software to aggregate electric energy usage by building address for automated entry into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and for use by building managers to better help commercial and multifamily customers with benchmarking and compliance with Local Law 84.

The Mayor's Office of Sustainability has advocated for data access in filings submitted to the Public Service Commission and Joint Utilities. The efforts have resulted in the 4/50 threshold, where tenant waivers are required if a building has 4 accounts or fewer of if any one account makes up 50% or more of total energy consumption in that building.

Last Updated: March 2020

PSE&G does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Newark does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

PG&E's Building Benchmarking Portal provides aggregate whole-building energy usage data in their ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to building owners. The City of Oakland advocates for policy improvements in data access through the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition, the California Energy Commission, and the PUC.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither Oklahoma Gas & Electric nor Oklahoma Natural Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Oklahoma City does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither Omaha Public Power District nor Metropolitan Utilities District of Omaha provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Omaha does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither Orlando Utilities Commission nor TECO Peoples Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Orlando is in the process of working to accelerate data provision by its utilities. Orlando is also a member of the Energy Data Accelerator through DOE.

Last Updated: March 2020

Southern California Gas provides energy use to Portfolio Manager through its online AB802 platform for both commercial and multifamily buildings. The utility provides automatic data entry into Portfolio Manager and 14 months of historical data. The City of Oxnard does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

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

PECO's Smart Energy Usage Data Tool provides monthly whole-building energy usage data for residential and commercial properties with 1 account or 4 or more accounts. Data can be uploaded into Portfolio Manager to receive a building's benchmarking score. 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: March 2020

Neither Arizona Public Service nor Southwest Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Phoenix advocates for better data access by receiving automated data exchange monthly with APS for all utility accounts, which it imports into the City-owned software called Energy Cap.

Last Updated: March 2020

Duquesne Light provides building owners or managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. The City of Pittsburgh does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Pacific Power provides automated energy usage to multitenant building managers for use with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. 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: March 2020

Narragansett Electric provides building owners support to use the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. The City of Providence has been working closely with the state and Narragansett Electric to get building energy data available to ratepayers.

Last Updated: March 2020

Provo Power provides whole-building benchmarking services to customers. The City of Provo does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither Duke Energy Progress nor PSNC Energy provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Raleigh worked with Duke Energy Progress to acquire aggregated data in support of the development of a community greenhouse gas inventory. The City also participates in the NC Cities Initiative, including several NC municipalities and the State Government discussing issues related to energy and potential future strategies. Stakeholders including the utilities have been involved in these conversations and data availability and access for municipalities and ratepayers is a discussion topic.

Last Updated: March 2020

NV Energy does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Reno does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither Dominion Virginia Power nor Richmond Department of Public Utilities provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of 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: March 2020

Riverside Public Utilities provides electricity data to customers upon request. The City of Riverside, through Riverside Public Utilities, supports state programs and actively participates in program development at the California Energy Commission.

Last Updated: March 2020

Rochester Gas & Electric does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Rochester does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

PG&E's Building Benchmarking Portal provides aggregate whole-building energy usage data in their ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to building owners. The City of Sacramento does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Xcel Energy does provide 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. The City of Saint Paul does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Both Rocky Mountain Power and Dominion Energy provide free automated energy benchmarking services for their commercial customers. Rocky Mountain Power’s Resource Advisor and Dominion Energy’s Business Benchmarking automatically uploads monthly energy data into participating customer’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager accounts. Rocky Mountain Power and Dominion Energy signed on with Salt Lake City to partner on the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative Energy Data Accelerator agreement.

Last Updated: March 2020

CPS Energy (City of San Antonio) does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of San Antonio does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

SDG&E provides automated benchmarking services. The utility uses the Green Button data sharing platform where customers can access 17 historical months of data upon registration. 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 has completed their benchmarking request web portal for building-owners to comply with AB802. 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. The City has also been working with SDG&E through the State’s Energy Data Access Committee to improve data accessibility.

Last Updated: March 2020

PG&E uses the Green Button data sharing platform for electricity data only. The utility provides automatic data entry into Portfolio Manager if given written consent by the customer. The City of San Francisco and PG&E participated in the US DOE Energy Data Accelerator. In addition, San Francisco, through the Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC), participated in CPUC’s Energy Data Access proceeding.

Last Updated: March 2020

PG&E's provides automated benchmarking services through Portfolio Manager to multitenant commercial and multifamily properties. The City of San José has a data sharing agreement with PG&E, and the City also advocates for policy improvements directly to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on an annual basis.

Last Updated: March 2020

Seattle provides automated benchmarking services through Portfolio Manager. 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: March 2020

Eversource supports customer use of the Portfolio Manager platform, including assisting customers with collecting proper data and entering facility information, including the creation of ‘virtual meters’ within the tool to create whole-building data views. The City of Springfield does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Ameren provides automated benchmarking services. The City of St. Louis does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither Duke Energy Florida nor TECO Peoples Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of St. Petersburg does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

PG&E's Building Benchmarking Portal provides aggregate whole-building energy usage data in their ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager to building owners. The City of Stockton does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

National Grid provides building owners support to use the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. The City of Syracuse does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

TECO provides automated benchmarking services if requested by the building owner. The City of Tampa does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Columbia Gas provides automated benchmarking services through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for commercial and industrial customers. Columbia Gas partnered with AEP Ohio on the Benchmarking energy platform so that jointly served customers can have both their natural gas usage and their electricity usage benchmarked on a single website. The City of Toledo does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither Tucson Electric Power Co. nor Southwest Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Tucson does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

PSO, with assistance from local companies THG and Trane, provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. The City of Tulsa does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither Dominion Virginia Power nor Virginia Natural Gas (AGL Resources) provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. 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: March 2020

Both PEPCO and Washington Gas are required to provide automated benchmarking services through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.  Pepco offers an online energy management tool, Resource Advisor, which allows users to access aggregate building electricity data on a monthly basis and automatically transfer this data to Portfolio Manager. Resource Advisor is free to use and can be utilized by any building with five or more individually metered electric accounts. Washington Gas offers a similar automated benchmarking service, Utilli, which electronically accesses and pulls aggregate natural gas usage data and automatically sends the data to Portfolio Manager. This service is also free to use and also can be utilized by any building with five or more individually metered natural gas accounts. Washington, DC has advocated for improvements in data provision by utilities. The District passed the Sustainable DC Act of 2014 which mandated utilities to provide automated benchmarking services to customers. In addition, the District's Department of Energy and Environment operates an energy benchmarking Help Center to provide building owners and property managers with the tools to access, understand, and report their utility data. Improved benchmarking data allows the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) to identify buildings and customer groups with the greatest savings potential and target ratepayer dollars where they are needed more.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither Evergy nor Kansas Gas Service provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Wichita does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Neither Duke Energy Carolinas nor Piedmont Natural Gas provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. The City of Winston-Salem does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020

Eversource supports customer use of the Portfolio Manager platform, including assisting customers with collecting proper data and entering facility information, including the creation of ‘virtual meters’ within the tool to create whole-building data views. The City of Worcester does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2020