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Commercial Data Access Tiers - Benchmarking

Tier 1

Basic data is available by meter or account. Customer does not have access to the last 12 months of data, cannot authorize third-party access to the data, and cannot download the data in a machine-readable format or spreadsheet.

Tier 2

Basic data is available by meter or account. Customer has access to the last 12 months of data and can download it in a machine-readable format but may have to pay for one or more of these services. Customer cannot authorize third-party access to the data.

Tier 3

Basic data is available by meter and in aggregate for all meters in a building even if the meters are in several account names. Customer has access to and can download the last 12 months of data, and customer can authorize third-party access to the data, all without an additional fee.

Commercial Data Access Tiers - Demand Response/Energy Efficiency

The tiers for demand response and energy efficiency are essentially the same as the tiers for benchmarking. The major difference is that in this policy case, we have the added dimension of the frequency of the data that was not part of the benchmarking policy case.

Tier 1

Basic data is available by meter or account. Customer does not have access to the last 12 months of data, cannot authorize third-party access to the data, and cannot download the data in a machine-readable format or spreadsheet.

Tier 2

Basic data is available by meter or account. Customer has access to the last 12 months of data and can download it in a machine-readable format but may have to pay for one or more of these services. Customer cannot authorize third-party access to the data. In addition, the customer has access to daily data and data from the beginning of the billing cycle to the current date.

Tier 3

Basic data is available by meter and in aggregate for all meters in a building even if the meters are in several account names. Customers have access to and can download the last 12 months of data, and customer can authorize third-party access to the data, all without an additional fee. In addition, the customer has access to interval data: daily, hourly, 15 min., and real-time.

Residential Data Access Tiers - Benchmarking

Tier 1 - Standard

Customers have basic access to their monthly data but no access to the previous 12 months of data.

Tier 2 - Best

Customers have access to their monthly data data and access to their previous 12 months of data in a format that is downloadable. Customers can authorize third-party access to the data.

Residential Data Access Tiers – Energy Efficiency

Tier 1 - Standard

Customers have basic access to their monthly data but no access to the previous 12 months of data.

Tier 2 - Better

Customers have access to their monthly data and access to their previous 12 months of data in a format that is downloadable. Customers can authorize third-party access to the data. Customers also have access to daily consumption data and cost data up to the current day (or previous day) in their current bill cycle.

Tier 3 – Best

Customers have access to all the data as in Tier 2 as well as access to data at hourly or shorter intervals and have a dedicated in-home display device dedicated to monitoring energy consumption.

Commercial and Residential Data Access – Delivery of Data

This map will show how utilities deliver data to their customers. Color coding of the map goes from light to dark based on delivery method.

Lighter blue signifies mail only
Medium blue indicates online options are available as well
Dark blue indicates smart meters are available


Commercial and Residential Data Access – Time Period

This map will indicate if the customers can see 12 months worth of historical data. Color coding of the map goes from light to dark based on how far back historical data is viewable.

Lighter blue signifies that only the previous month’s data is available
Medium blue indicates that data for the past 12 months is available
Dark blue indicates that more than 12 months of data is available


Commercial and Residential Data Access – Frequency of Data

This map indicates how frequently the customers receive their data. Color coding of the map goes from light to dark based on how frequent the data can be accessed.

Lighter blue signifies only monthly data is available
Medium blue indicates that daily and/or hourly data is available
Dark blue indicates that 15 minute and/or real-time data is available


Commercial and Residential Data Access – Access to Data

This map indicates how easy it is to provide third-parties access to data.

Lighter blue signifies that data cannot be shared with third-parties
Medium blue indicates that customers can download data and send it to third-parties or the utility can send it for them
Dark blue indicates that customers can authorize third parties to access their data (without having to download it first)