Tag Archives: Green Button

Obama’s Memorandum on Energy Management: What’s It Say?

Late last week, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum directing federal agencies to derive at least 20% of their energy from renewable sources by 2020.  That’s double the current level!  The President included some necessary steps and also instructed agencies to incorporate Green Button data standard into their practices. In case you didn’t spend all […]

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CostButton.com / Apps For Energy Behind the Scenes Tech

The U.S. Energy Department issued a challenge to software developers to create an app to help utility customers make the most out of the Green Button electricity usage data. At Genability, we work hard to gather energy pricing data across the United States and structure it in a way that developers can use. So we […]

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CostButton.com

Genability is excited to introduce CostButton.com, our submission for the Apps for Energy challenge.    As we all know, when it comes to owning a car, there is more to the cost than just the price you pay for it: maintenance, gas, and now with Electric Vehicles becoming more popular, electricity.  With CostButton.com you can see […]

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.CSV and Explorer

Genability currently accepts usage data from our customers in both Green Button and .CSV formats.  Our CSV format is the same as Google PowerMeter’s format and we look to expand the formats we accept in the next several months. In the meantime we have create a series of blank CSVs (links below) that allow you […]

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Earth Day 2012

Sunday, April 22, will mark the 42nd annual Earth Day, a day observed in 175 countries.  Earth Day is a day when various networks and organizations around the world connect, interact and impact their communities to advocate for a sustainable future.  At Genability, we are committed to making a difference one kWh at a time. […]

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What do Boston & Boulder have in common?

No idea.  But both cities are hosts to two upcoming Cleanweb Hackathons!  Genability is proud to announce that we again are sponsors of these hackathons and want you there.  For all developers, this is your chance to shine (oh, and win some money).  The details of the two hacks are below.  If you’re interested in […]

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Apps for Energy Competition Announced by the Department of Energy

Get ready to change the way you think about your electricity bill! The Department of Energy (DOE) just announced the details for its Apps for Energy competition.  The DOE is challenging developers to use Green Button data to create apps for residential consumers to reduce energy usage and save money.  Competition opened Thursday, and the […]

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Genability Supports Fast-Growing Green Button

24 hours after the Green Button initiative was announced in January, Genability Explorer and APIs supported the Green Button XML format, and with good reason.  The two requirements for precise electricity pricing are correct tariff data and timely usage data.  Genability has always had the first part (accurate tariffs) but energy users often struggle to […]

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Smart Grid 2.0, So What Does That Mean?

When smart meters began emerging, many customers viewed them as costly automated meter-readers that made life easier only for the utility companies, possessed no real benefit and compelled little customer interaction.  Beneficial or not, in a GTM webinar, eMeter estimated the installation of 150 million smart meters globally to replace the out-dated mechanical meters- it […]

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The “Green Button” Benefits!

The New York City area has some of the highest electricity pricing in the country and for a consumer to start saving on his electricity bill, he first needs to know and understand his usage and how the available rate plans impact it.  NYC is served by Consolidated Edison, the delivery company for the residents in […]

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