Send your SDG&E Bill and Green Button Data XML

SDG&E Customers

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

Click “Save”

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

Congratulations, you have successfully sent your Green Button Data!