THE STORY OF GREEN BUTTON

The Green Button initiative in Ontario began with a discussion on how to leverage the province's world-leading investment in smart meters for greater conservation and economic growth. Spurred on by developments in smart meter data access in the United States, MaRS Data Catalyst began conversations with industry and regulators on both sides of the border to figure out how to bring Green Button to Ontario.

MaRS Data Catalyst and the Ministry of Energy announced in the fall of 2012 the creation of an Energy Data Access working group which would lay the foundation for Green Button in Ontario.