Greentech Lead America: Oracle announced its support for
the Green Button Initiative, a voluntary effort
by utilities across the country
The Green Button Initiative enables consumers to access
their energy usage data in a standard file format and, if they choose, share
their data with trusted third parties who are developing applications and tools
that help manage energy usage. Improved access to energy usage data can help
consumers make more informed decisions and promote conservation.
“The Green Button Initiative gives customers access
to their energy usage data online, in a user-friendly, standard format,
encouraging awareness of energy consumption as well as empowering consumers
to be more energy efficient. Encouraging the value of smart grid initiatives is
a primary focus for Oracle and we’re committed to supporting utilities that
participate in the Green Button Initiative,” said Linda Jackman, Group
Vice President, Oracle.
Two of California’s largest utilities have already
implemented the Green Button Initiative and also use Oracle Utilities solutions
to meet their business needs.
Oracle Utilities provides solutions to hundreds of
utilities across the United States. These solutions include Oracle Utilities
Customer Care and Billing, Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management, Oracle
Utilities Smart Grid Gateway and Oracle Utilities Customer Self
“Providing consumers with easy access to data on
their energy consumption can help give them
the tools they need to make informed decisions about their energy use.
Developing applications and services to help consumers understand and control
their energy use is a field ripe for American innovation,” said U.S.
Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.
Oracle Utilities delivers software applications that help
utilities of all types and sizes achieve competitive advantage, business
performance excellence and a lower total cost of technology ownership.
Oracle Utilities integrates industry-specific customer
care and billing, network management, work and asset management, mobile
workforce management and meter data management applications with the
capabilities of Oracle’s industry-leading enterprise applications, business
intelligence tools, middleware, database technologies, as well as servers and