Why your Bill and Green Button Data are important.
A recent bill along with your Green Button Data provides a highly-detailed view of your electrical use broken down by hour or quarter-hour increments. This level of granularity allows Baker to see your exact electrical use patterns and build a custom home energy system around it. Most utility bills that you receive online or by mail contain a general summary of your electrical use on a month by month basis. In some cases, this level of detail is sufficient to design your solar system. But due to upcoming changes in how the utility charges for electricity, a look at your detailed energy use provided by Green Button Data, may be required to determine the best Solar solution.
Step 1: My Energy Overview
While still logged into the SDG&E website:
“My Energy” will now appear in the top menu bar.
Hover over “My Energy” and click the “My Energy Overview” menu item underneath
Step 2: My Energy Use
Verify the “Account” is accurate
Under “View” select “My Energy Use”
Expect a delay before the next step is available.
Step 3: Click Green Button Data
Click the “Green Button Download My Data” button that appears.
Step 4: Meter and Date Range
Under “Meter” select Electric
Use the “From” and “To” boxes to select the last 12 months
If you do not have 12 months of service, select the earliest possible “From” date
Click “Export” (expect a delay while the file loads)
Step 5: Download Link
“Your file is now available for download” will appear momentarily
Click “Your file is now available for download”
Step 6: Save to Computer
A window will open prompting you select a location on your computer to save the file
If you are not prompted to select a location, skip to step 7
Select “Desktop” or any location you will remember
Step 7: Draft an Email
Open your email client: Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo…
Cc: (Optional) You may include your Baker representative
Subject: first-name last-name Green Button Data
Body: simply repeat the subject, John Smith Green Button Data
Do not send the email yet, see next step
Step 8: Attach Green Button File
Click the Attachment button in your email window
If you were prompted to select a location in Step 6, find and select the file
If you were not prompted to select a location in Step 6, your Green Button file was likely automatically saved to your Downloads folder
Once the file is selected, verify it is attached to the email and hit Send