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Cloud Platform Supports 'Green Button' Data and Launch App Gallery

Tendril's cloud platform now provides native support for “Green Button” data—consumers’ energy usage data provided in a simple, common, electronic format. Utilities and energy service providers can use the Tendril Connect platform to generate Green Button data easily and securely for their consumers. Application developers looking to create new tools for consumers to manage home energy use can now use Tendril Connect to develop applications and make them available to millions of consumers, beginning with the 6 million energy consumers in California who already have access to Green Button data.

Tendril is also unveiling GreenButtonConnect.com, a free online application gallery where, with a single sign-on, consumers can securely upload their Green Button data for free to find user-friendly apps that can translate that data into actionable information.

Utilities and energy service providers, whether in California or elsewhere, can now use the Tendril Connect platform to easily provide Green Button files to consumers in a secure, scalable, auditable way to enable data sharing to third parties that are creating innovative applications.

For application developers, the Tendril Connect platform and the Tendril App Developer website, launched earlier this month, make it possible to securely access easy-to-use Tendril APIs to develop apps for the 10 million consumers in California and make the applications available to consumers on GreenButtonConnect.com. Developers can also take advantage of other Tendril Connect features including building modeling, analytics, and smart device management and control to connect to the millions of PG&E, SDG&E and SCE consumers in California as well as for consumers of other utilities that are already using the Tendril Connect platform. Additionally, GreenButtonConnect.com allows for the anonymous aggregation of consumption data in a single location, making comparison data analytics value even higher.

For consumers, GreenButtonConnect.com is a central online location where they can upload their Green Button file for free and with a single login, access a growing number of energy applications. Among the applications available to consumers through the site is a Facebook application developed by Simple Energy that leverages social media and competition to engage people in saving energy.

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