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 PNM nor New Mexico Gas provides 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 2019

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, and AGL 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, which now provides 24 months of aggregated data on a rolling basis. 

Last Updated: April 2019

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. We could not confirm if the City of Aurora advocates for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

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: March 2019

PG&E does provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. We could not confirm if the City of Bakersfield advocates for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

BGE provides benchmarking for multi-family and commercial customers with automated energy consumption data inputs directly into the ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. 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: March 2019

Alabama Power does provide the free automatic upload of monthly energy bill data to ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager accounts. At this time, 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 2019

Eversource and National Grid both provide technical assistance for ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, which includes assistance collecting proper data and entering in facility information. The City further provides how-to guides, instructional videos, and access to a help-desk through the BERDO web portal. This includes a tenant authorization form to ensure building owners are able to gain access to the aggregate energy consumption for their building.

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, the City of Boston actively advocates for polices requiring utilities to expand the availability and granularity of energy usage data.

Last Updated: March 2019

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 Company and United Illuminating provide automated benchmarking services through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for any commercially coded meter, which includes commercial, municipal, and board of education buildings. At this time, 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 2019

Neither National Fuel Gas nor National Grid provides building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. 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 2019

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 Energy does not provide residential building managers and owners with an automatic benchmarking service for use in ENERGY STAR 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. At this time, the City of Charlotte does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

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 to assist large building managers with accessing aggregated energy data for building benchmarking, ComEd and Peoples Gas provide automatic data entry into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. The City of 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. 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: March 2019

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

Last Updated: March 2019

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 ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. At this time, the City of Cincinnati does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

Cleveland Electric Illuminating (CEI) and Dominion East Ohio do not provide building managers or owners with automatic whole-building benchmarking data for input into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

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: April 2019

Neither AEP Ohio nor Columbia Gas provides building managers or owners with automatic whole-building benchmarking data for input into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. 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 2019

Neither Oncor nor Atmos Energy provides energy usage data to building managers for automatic whole-building benchmarking data for input into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. 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: March 2019

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. 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: March 2019

At this point, DTE does not provide automatic whole-building benchmark data for Detroit’s building managers and owners for use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. To our knowledge, the City of Detroit does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

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

EPE does not provide automatic whole-building benchmarking data for building managers and owners for use in ENERGY STAR 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. 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: March 2019

Neither Oncor nor Atmos Energy provide Fort Worth’s building managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. At this time, the City of Fort Worth does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

Neither Consumers Energy nor DTE provides automated ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager benchmarking services at this time. However, Consumers Energy has personnel on staff that can provide an ENERGY STAR benchmark upon request for customers that require it. The City of Grand Rapids does not advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers or the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities at this time.

Last Updated: March 2019

Both Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) and Eversource provide energy usage data to building managers for automated input into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. At this time, the City of Hartford does not advocate for improvements in data provision by its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

Neither Southwest Gas nor NV Energy provides building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. At this time, 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 2019

Hawai’i Energy does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. However, it does perform manual sector benchmarks for the purposes of cultivating program participation. These benchmark results are offered free of charge. Currently, the City and County of Honolulu is an intervening party in PUC Docket 2018-008 as an advocate for better access to utility data for ratepayers and the establishment of data-sharing agreements between the city and its utilities. As the proceeding continues, the City will continue to advocate for greater transparency and access to utility data for ratepayers.

Last Updated: March 2019

CenterPoint does not provide energy usage data to building managers for input into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. 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 2019

Neither IPL nor Citizens Energy Group (CEP) provides energy usage data to building managers for input into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. At this time, the City of Indianapolis does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

At this point, JEA and TECO Peoples Gas do not provide automated benchmarking services for Jacksonville’s building managers and owners for use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. At this time, the City of Jacksonville does not advocate for improvements in data provision by its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

Neither KCP&L nor Spire Missouri provides building managers or owners with automatic whole-building benchmarking data for input into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Kansas City and KCP&L partnered on the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Initiative, Energy Data Accelerator, to facilitate better access to energy usage data.

Last Updated: March 2019

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

KUB does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. At this time, 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: March 2019

Neither Southwest Gas nor NV Energy provides energy usage data to building managers for input into automated benchmarking services. At this time, the City of Las Vegas does not advocate for improvements in data provision by its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

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

SCE does provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for building managers, contractors, and tenants. The City of Long Beach Energy Resources utility bills show customers their monthly historic natural gas and water use over a 13-month period. A few years ago, Long Beach installed a smart meter natural gas system, which sends incremental data directly to the utility billing system. The department is currently developing a web portal so that customers can log-in to their account and view historic gas use down to an hourly basis.

Last Updated: March 2019

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 2019

Louisville Gas and Electric (LG&E) does not provide building managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. At this time, the City of Louisville does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by its utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

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

Neither American Electric Power nor Texas Gas provides building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. At this time, 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 2019

Neither American Electric Power nor Texas Gas provides building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. At this time, 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 2019

Memphis Light, Gas, and Water (MLGW) does not provide building owners and managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Currently, the City does not advocate for policy improvements in data provision by utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

Salt River Project provides building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. At this time, 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 2019

FP&L does not provide Miami’s building managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. At this time, the City of Miami does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

We Energies does not provide building managers or owners with automatic whole-building benchmarking data for input into Portfolio Manager. In terms of advocacy for policy improvements in data provisions, Milwaukee currently undertakes advocacy efforts though the Refresh Milwaukee plan.

Last Updated: March 2019

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. 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: March 2019

NES does not provide building managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. At this time, the City of Nashville does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

Southern Connecticut Gas Company and United Illuminating provide automated benchmarking services through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for any commercially coded meter, which includes commercial, municipal, and board of education 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 2019

Entergy New Orleans does not provide building managers or owners with automatic whole-building benchmarking data for input into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. The City's climate action plan, to be completed in 2018, calls for the city and Entergy to establish data protocols. The City is in discussion with the utility on how to enable anonymized, aggregated data access for multi-tenant properties.

Last Updated: March 2019

To help commercial and multifamily customers with benchmarking, and to comply with New York City LL 84, 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. The aggregated data allows ConEdison 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. ConEdison also created an additional user guide and portal to meet NYC's LL 84 benchmarking requirements. National Grid also has a webpage to help building owners with NYC's LL 84 compliance. 

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. Through a recent rate case, the two biggest utilities (ConEdison and National Grid) are required to provide automatic data uploads for whole building energy use to portfolio manager.

Last Updated: March 2019

PSE&G does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for multitenant commercial or multifamily buildings. At this time, 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 2019

In order to assist large building managers with accessing aggregated energy data for building benchmarking, PG&E provides automatic data entry into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. 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 2019

Neither Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E) nor Oklahoma Natural Gas provides building owners and managers with automatic benchmark data for inputting into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. At this time, Oklahoma City does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

Neither OPPD nor Metropolitan Utilities District provides building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. 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 2019

OUC does not provide building managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, but they are currently developing a data access platform for whole-building utility data and ENERGY STAR web services. 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 2019

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

Neither PECO nor PGW provides building managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. 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 2019

Neither APS nor Southwest Gas provides building owners or managers with automated services for use with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.  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 2019

Duquesne Light provides building owners or managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. The City of Pittsburgh is working to sign data sharing MOUs with the utility providers that service the city. The goal of the MOU is to streamline the data collection process and institutionalize the process of an annual GHG inventory.

Last Updated: March 2019

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: March 2019

Narragansett Electric supports the EPA’s Portfolio Manager tool for Rhode Island properties as part of a larger effort to promote energy efficiency and identify improvement opportunities for customers.The City of Providence has been working closely with the State and Narragansett Electric to get whole building energy data available to large commercial buildings. Narragansett Electric recently launched the Rhode Island System Data Portal as part of this mission.

Last Updated: April 2019

Duke Energy currently does not provide building owners and managers with automatic benchmark data for inputting into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. 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: March 2019

NV Energy does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. At this time, 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 2019

Dominion Energy currently does not provide building owners and managers with automatic benchmarking data for inputting into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. 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 2019

In order to assist large building managers with accessing aggregated energy data for building benchmarking, Southern California Gas provides automatic data entry into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager as well as 36 months of historical data. Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) and Southern California Gas are both required to provide data to customers on building natural gas consumption. RPU provides information to customers, upon request, about how to access the SoCal Gas website to request data. RPU also supports these programs and actively participates in the regulatory process with the state for this program.

Last Updated: March 2019

Rochester Gas and Electric does not provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. 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 2019

In order to assist large building managers with accessing aggregated energy data for building benchmarking, SMUD and PG&E provide automatic data entry into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, as well as 12 months of historical data upon registration. At this time, the City of Sacramento does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by natural gas utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

Xcel Energy 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. The City of St. Paul participated in Partners in Energy to provide access to data regarding energy use by customer, neighborhood, business district, census track, or other local configurations. It also aimed to process data and expert support to undertake an inventory, develop the Climate Action Plan, implement the plan, and track success.

Last Updated: March 2019

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 2019

CPS does not currently provide automatic benchmarking data to building managers for use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. At this time, the City of San Antonio does not advocate for policies requiring utilities to expand the availability and granularity of energy usage data.

Last Updated: March 2019

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 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 2019

In order to assist large building managers with accessing aggregated energy data for building benchmarking, PG&E provides automatic data entry into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager upon receipt of written consent from each customer responsible for energy purchases. 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 2019

In order to assist large building managers with accessing aggregated energy data for building benchmarking, PG&E provides automatic data entry into Portfolio Manager. 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: March 2019

In order to assist large building managers with accessing aggregated energy data for building benchmarking, Seattle City Light provides automatic data entry into ENERGY STAR 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 2019

Currently, neither Ameren Missouri nor Spire Missouri provides building owners or managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. At this point, the City of St. Louis does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

Neither TECO Peoples Gas nor Duke Energy Florida provides building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. 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 2019

If requested, TECO will provide Tampa’s building managers with automatic benchmarking data for use in Portfolio Manager. At this time, the City of Tampa does not advocate to the state for improvements in data provision by the utilities.

Last Updated: March 2019

Neither Southwest Gas nor Tucson Electric Power provides building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. At this time, 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 2019

Public Service Company of Oklahoma does provide building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for all non-residential and multifamily customers with the assistance of a local company called THG. At this time, 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 2019

Neither Dominion Energy nor VNG provides building owners and managers with automatic benchmark data for inputting into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. 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 2019

Both PEPCO and Washington Gas provide automated benchmarking services for input into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. The District government has advocated strongly for improvements in data provision by utilities to building owners and to the city. DCSEU operated a Benchmarking Help Center in 2013 and 2014 that helped 70% of buildings with their reporting and improved their efficiency. DOEE now manages the Benchmarking Help Center and answers hundreds of emails and phone calls annually. The District and Pepco partnered on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Building Initiative Energy Data Accelerator.

Last Updated: March 2019

Neither National Grid nor Eversource provides building managers with automated benchmarking data through ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. However, they both provide technical assistance for Portfolio Manager, which includes assistance collecting proper data and entering in facility information. At this time, 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 2019