Green Button is a common data standard that is being adopted across North America to allow consumers to share their electricity consumption data with app developers and solution providers in a secure and privacy-enabled way. Instead of having to customize your solution or service for every utility in the province, you can now develop products based on a standard data format that works across Ontario and conforms to a similar standard in the US.

Green Button allows you to easily access a customer’s energy usage information and provide your value-added insights, recommendations and controls. Discussions are under way to extend Green Button to natural gas as well.


  • 4.6 million smart meters in Ontario
  • Over 60% of Ontarians have access to Green Button (Download My Data) and 100 million customers in the US have access
  • 10 utilities in Ontario are already on board

Green Button is not a proprietary software solution but an industry standard that allows you to build your own solution.


1/ Residential customers 

  • Track and analyze energy use in a various way
  • Engage customers to take control of their energy (alarms, reports, tips, challenges, rewards)
  • Optimize cost-effectiveness of rooftop solar projects
  • Provide future home buyers with historical consumption data (e.g. MLS)
  • Assist with retrofit planning to increase energy efficiency

2/ Commercial, Institutional and Industrial customers 

  • Monitor electricity consumption on a daily basis & compare to historical data baselines
  • Set up consumption, cost targets, and alerts
  • Quickly identify buildings deviating from “normal” behavior and implement corrective actions
  • Better manage energy budgets using projected and avoided costs, cumulative savings
  • Create and export energy consumption and GHG reports (Reg 397/11)