Steps to get Certified
Green Button Download My Data
- Pretest your Green Button Download My Data File at http://www.greenbuttondata.org/greentest.aspx and ensure you pass all validation tests
- Use the Green Button Test Data Sheet to pretest your implementation
- Apply to Authorized Organization Organizations Authorized to conduct Green Button testing
- Schedule test with Authorized Test Organization
Green Button Connect My Data
- Stay tuned ...Under development target October 2014
Information about UCAIug Testing and Certification
The UCA International Users Group (UCAIug) is a not-for-profit consortium of leading utility user and supplier companies dedicated to promoting the integration and interoperability of electric/gas/water utility systems through the use of international standards-based technology. The Users Group is an International Organization that strongly supports open standards and free exchange of information.
The Users Group does not write standards but does work closely with standards organizations for technology transfer, resolution of issues and assisting users with testing and product implementation. One major focus of the UCAIug Charter is the Testing Quality Assurance Program (QAP). The UCAIug does not directly test products but through agreements with standards bodies and testing laboratories has assisted with preparation of test specifications, procedures, product quality assurance and resolution of problems uncovered in standards. Thru liaison agreements with standards bodies such as the IEC, NIST and NAESB, the UCAIug has taken a major role in ensuring that the standards are correct and meet industry needs.
The UCA International Users Group (UCAIug) Board of Directors at their Q2 Meeting in July 2012 approved the expansion of the UCAIug Testing Quality Assurance Program to include support for testing for the communication standard for the Green Button Alliance (GBA) Initiative. The requirements for the GB Standard had been developed by the UCAIug OpenADE Green Button Working Group. These requirements became the basis for the NAESB standard R10008 Energy Service Provider Interface (ESPI), also known as NAESB REQ.21.
The UCAIug is formally establishing an Interoperability Testing and Certification Authority (ITCA) for GB Testing in accordance with the interoperability test program recommendations of the USA National Institute of The Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) as defined in the Interoperability Process Reference Manual (IPRM).
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