Download or connect your energy data (electricity usage, billing, and utility account information) to discover ways to conserve energy and save money using Green Button.
What is Green Button?
Once logged in to My Account, go to the Meter Data section and click on My Time-of-Use Data - Download. Follow the instructions to download your Green Button data.
Green Button Connect My Data is coming soon!
Soon products, services, and application vendors (third party providers) will be able to let you know they are approved by Alectra Utilities for Green Button Connect My Data. Through a link on their website, they will ask for your authorization to share your energy data and automatically redirect you to Alectra Utilities. Once logged in, you can select the energy data and time period you would like to authorize and complete the connection with the third party provider(s). You can revoke the authorization at any time.
Are you a third party provider?
If you’re a third party provider who would like to connect with Alectra Utilities customers through Green Button and be showcased as an energy-management or savings application within the marketplace, watch for the Alectra Utilities Third Party Company Registration form - it’s coming soon! Upon successful registration, you will receive details on how to connect with Alectra Utilities customers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Green Button is a government mandated data standard that provides electricity customers like you with more choice of how you access your energy data. Through the platform, customers will be able to securely download (access) or connect (share) their energy data in an industry-standard format with registered third parties.
Ontario is providing families and businesses with more control over their electricity bills with the introduction of a Green Button standard that allows access to their data. The goal is better tracking of energy use to help reduce costs.
On November 1, 2021, the Ontario Ministry of Energy announced that electric utilities across the province must provide their customers with access to Green Button data no later than November 1, 2023. Read the complete news release to learn more.
Green Button Download My Data enables electricity customers to manually access their electricity usage data in an industry-standard XML format. Customers can then analyze historical and recent data to identify trends and make informed choices about their usage.
Green Button Connect My Data is the industry standard for securely authorizing and sharing energy data with third party solution providers. With Green Button Connect My Data, electricity customers can digitally authorize their energy data to be shared with energy-efficiency applications, clean energy companies, analytics firms, and others who can view and analyze the data and provide additional insights into managing and conserving electricity consumption.
Green Button benefits electricity customers in several ways, including:
- Improved energy efficiency: Use Green Button data to identify and compare electricity usage to improve energy efficiency at home or for your business.
- Reduce energy costs: Learn your usage patterns and habits to make informed choices about how much electricity you use and when to use it. For example, when you use electricity during off-peak hours and invest in energy-efficient appliances, it saves you money and helps reduce strain on the grid.
- Energy conservation: Use your data to conserve energy to help reduce your carbon footprint and protect the environment.
- Secure access: With Green Button standards, you can rest assured that your energy data and private information is secure. Utilities must go through a strict testing and certification process to become Green Button standard-compliant.