Share My Usage is an online program that gives a residential or small commercial (DS-2 & DS-3A) customer a system to share energy usage information with an approved Third Party entity. The Customer-Specific Information obtained through this program is based on the common technical standards developed with the support of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), released by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB).
What type of Data is shared?
Basically, a customer’s electric energy usage data is shared. This program follows the Federal standard guidelines for Green Button. The Green Button Standards based on the Energy Services Provider Interface (ESPI) data standard released by the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB). The ESPI standard consists of two components: 1) a common XML format for energy usage information and 2) a data exchange protocol which allows for the automatic transfer of data from a utility to a third party based on customer authorization. For more information on the ESPI standard, visit www.greenbuttondata.org.
Who can register to be an authorized third party company for the Share My Usage program?
The Share My Usage program applies to any Third Party that is not a Retail Electric Supplier (RES) seeking to obtain customer electric energy usage data.
How do customers authorize a third party company to access their data?
Eligible customers can authorize to share their electric energy usage data by logging in to or creating an online account.
Which customers are eligible for the Share My Usage program?
Must be an Ameren Illinois residential or small commercial (DS-2 & DS-3A) customer
Must have an advanced or smart meter
Must have a meter that uses wireless or over-the-air billing
How do I register to become an authorized Third Party for the Share My Usage program?
What is Ameren Illinois’ role in the registration process?
Ameren Illinois will operate and maintain a Share My Usage portal for those Third Party entities seeking to participate in the Share My Usage program. Third Party applications will be reviewed, monitored and authenticated based on what has been defined in the Terms and Conditions of the Third Party Access to Electric Energy Usage Information.
Once approved how do I complete registration testing?
You will receive a verification email after the first phase of the application process is completed. Our Ameren Illinois authorized data custodian, Aclara, will contact you to obtain the technical information needed to continue the registration process. The technical requirements are consistent with those defined in the standard Green Button Connect Application Programming Interfaces (API). This entire process could take a total of 2 to 4 weeks.
How long will I have authorized access to a customer’s data?
Once authorized, you will have access of up to 24-months of historical electric energy usage data for that customer and then 24-future month’s data unless authorization is revoked prior to the 24 month expiration.
Does my registration expire?
No. Once you have successfully registered and are approved your registration will remain active unless you discontinue your services with us or your services are revoked by Ameren Illinois.
What if I need to change the information submitted on my application?