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Duke Energy North Carolina Solar Incentives

At 9 AM this morning (July 9, 2018), Duke Energy North Carolina started accepting incentive applications for their Solar Rebate program and Genability has made the new incentive available via our Incentives API.

By John Tucker

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France Tariff Triomphe

We’re pleased to announce that Genability has added French residential utility rates to our database! Our list of covered countries now includes the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, South Korea, UK and France.

By Ruben Garcia

Tariff News

Nevada Energy Net Metering Tariffs Explained

When Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed AB-405 on Friday he removed a great deal of uncertainty surrounding Net Metering in Nevada.  Under AB-405, new solar customers in Nevada are guaranteed a net metering credit for the next...

By John Tucker

Company

Smart Energy Summit

For the 5th consecutive year Genability attended the Smart Energy Summit conference in Austin, TX. And it’s not just the BBQ that keeps bringing us back! SES focuses on home energy management, consumer technology, IOT and utilities....

By Eric Danziger

Company

Genability at DistribuTech 2017

DistribuTech, the annual exhibition and conference for all things electric power transmission and distribution was held in San Diego earlier this month. Genability attended for the 1st time this year after the launch of our newest product...

By Eric Danziger

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Bah Humbug to Holiday Lighting Bills

It’s holiday season! That means homes in communities across the America are decorated with colorful displays of cheer. The bright lights and robotic Santas come at a cost though, many homeowners will experience unexpected increases in their...

By Tarpan Dixit

Industry

A Record-Breaking Summer in Texas ERCOT

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which manages 90% of the electricity market in Texas, recently wrapped up its summer season. Reminiscent of record grid loads in August 2015, the ISO saw some dramatic moments this...

By Kevin Timms

Products

Signal, Why it's the Best Utility Rate Engine

Many companies, including some utilities, have attempted to build utility rate engines. While most have ultimately failed or abandoned development due to the complex challenges involved, others cut scope and developed solutions for narrow use-cases. Signal is...

By Tarpan Dixit

Products

Announcing Signal, the Best Utility Rate Engine

Genability is pleased to announce our latest product, Signal. Signal is our first product purely for Utilities and Retail Electric Providers (REPs). Signal empowers these providers with the ability to better understand and present electricity costs and...

By Jason Riley

Industry

Thinking about a Tesla and SolarCity Big Bundle

In this blog post I’d like to do a thought experiment on the potential benefits should the merger result in Tesla selling a unified product that includes an electric vehicle and an electric generation system (car, solar,...

By Jason Riley

Company

Security and Savings in Amazon VPC

In March 2016, Genability migrated its application servers and databases into Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). We initiated this change anticipating that it would not only provide hard security guarantees, but reduce our infrastructure costs without impacting...

By Patrick Sheehan

Products

Savings Analysis History APIs in Genability Switch

Over the past few weeks we’ve introduced Switch API upgrades including Dash, a web-app to view and troubleshoot savings analyses, and Savings Analysis Watch, which automatically reviews Savings Analysis results for atypical results.

By Jenny Trinh

Products

Genability Switch Dash Web UI

Switch Dash is a visual tool we developed to complement your origination platform and help guarantee that you are generating high quality proposals. This self service web-app takes the power of the Switch APIs and makes them...

By Justin Lee

Products

Genability Switch Accuracy

Genability Switch makes it easy to accurately forecast savings and avoided cost, even in markets with increasing regulatory and tariff complexity. With Switch V4, we’ve implemented multiple upgrades to ensure your proposals always reflect accurate solar savings....

By Tarpan Dixit

Products

Genability Switch Version 4

We are proud to announce a series of exciting new upgrades to our flagship product, Switch. Switch is the market leading solution for providing residential solar customers with the most accurate savings forecasts.  

By Tarpan Dixit

Company

Genability $3 Million Investment from Windsail Capital

Today we are pleased to announce we have closed a $3 million investment from WindSail Capital. WindSail helps companies that advance energy innovation, with a particular focus on energy sustainability (http://www.windsailcapital.com). They provide debt to companies with...

By Jason Riley

Tariff News

Net Energy Metering 2.0 in California

The solar industry received great news yesterday when the California Public Utilities Commission approved their proposed decision on NEM 2.0. All major elements of net metering were upheld with no new fixed or demand-based charges. Under NEM...

By John Tucker

Company

NREL Validates Genability's Accuracy to Just Two Cents

In a recent evaluation by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Genability’s savings calculations matched NREL’s results within 0.5%. NREL evaluated Genability’s tariff calculations against 1,500 California utility bills and performed statistical tests to compare the similarity...

By Tarpan Dixit

Industry

When Policy Changes Impact Solar Savings

Net energy metering (NEM) has been a critical driver in the growth of residential solar over the past decade. There is an ongoing debate between utility companies and proponents of solar energy as to whether net metering...

By Tarpan Dixit

Company

Performance Improvements at Genability

Genability takes API performance very seriously.  We’re committed to continuously improving the performance of our software products as we grow in both functionality and customer adoption. We spent a lot of time this summer enhancing the stability...

By Martin Baker

Company

Farewell Laylee

It’s a bitter-sweet day. Today is Laylee’s last day at Genability. If you’ve ever emailed, called or visited us, you’ve likely met Laylee.  She’s been our office manager, team cheerleader and Jane-Of-All-Trades for the last three years....

By Jason Riley

Products

Getting Notification of Outages

To ensure you receive timely notification of issues, outages and status of the Genability API and web applications, we are instituting a new support notification process. We promise you the following:

By Jason Riley

Company

CEO Jason Riley speaks at The White House Energy Datapalooza

Speaking this week at The White House Energy Datapalooza, Genability’s CEO Jason Riley announced the launch of the Company’s “Open Solar Savings” initiative. In partnership with the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, Genability will be publishing and...

By Eric Danziger

Industry

Department of Energy SunShot 1st Hackathon

This week at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Anaheim, the SunShot Initiative hosted its first ever Hackathon. The event featured 6 teams putting together apps with data provided by Geostellar, NREL, Sun Number, Solar Nexus and...

By Eric Danziger

Tariff News

2014 Electricity Rate Updates

The month of January is when a majority of utilities release their updated rate plans for the new year.  It has been a busy time for the Genability data team as we reviewed and updated over ten thousand rates...

By San Prabhu

Industry

Obama's Memorandum on Energy Management

Late last week, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum directing federal agencies to derive at least 20% of their energy from renewable sources by 2020.  That’s double the current level!  The President included some necessary steps and...

By Eric Danziger

Industry

DOE Releases SunShot 9 Funding Opportunity

The Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative has just released the next funding opportunity, SunShot 9.  SunShot 9 will provide funding (non-dilutive capital) to early-stage companies who can decrease the soft costs of solar.  The DOE is looking for...

By Eric Danziger

Industry

Green Button Data Developer Day

Genability is a big supporter of Green Button and has been actively involved in promoting and supporting the initiative.  This week, Genability participated in the 2nd Green Button Developer Day, held at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo...

By Eric Danziger

Products

What's My Customer's Likely Rate Plan?

Do your customers know what electricity rate plan they are on (most utilities have more than one)?  Most homes and businesses don’t.  If they don’t know, you aren’t going to know either.  Their actual rate plan is one...

By John Tucker

Company

Genability Partners with Greenstart

We are pleased to announce that Genability is partnering with Greenstart to bring their expertise in design thinking to our team.  They will be an integral part of all product design and development moving forward.  Greenstart is...

By Jason Riley

Tariff News

Pacific Gas Residential Rates Get a New Tier Pricing

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has done a re-org to their residential rate structure.   In an effort to show a more accurate cost of generation and encourage conservation, PG&E’s new rate structure converts generation and distribution...

By Eric Danziger

Industry

SunShot Incubator Soft Cost Awardees

A number of people have asked about who else is working to reduce soft costs. Here’s document the DOE SunShot team put together with information about all the recent SunShot Incubator awardee’s and their projects. We are...

By Eric Danziger

Tariff News

Electricity Pricing for New York City

It’s hardly news to anyone on the East Coast that it’s hot today, but did you know it’s affecting what you pay for electricity?  If you’re on the Voluntary Time-of-Day pricing in Manhattan today you’re paying a...

By John Tucker

Industry

Cleanweb Solar Hackathon in Oakland 2012

Since the inaugural launch in San Francisco in September 2011, Cleanweb has gone national.  Cleanweb hackathons are designed to gather innovative programmers, designers and entrepreneurs to bring attention to and create technologies that solve environmental issues in...

By Eric Danziger

Company

The Cleanweb Boulder Hackathon 2012

San Francisco, New York, Boston and now Boulder. This weekend, Cleanweb Hackathon takes over Boulder! Genability is thrilled to sponsor another Cleanweb event and we are joined by Tendril, SendGrid, SimpleEnergy, Softlayer and VisionRidge Partners.

By Eric Danziger

Company

Lowes and Genability

This summer, our customer, Lowe’s, the home improvement and appliance retailer, will be entering into the smart home market with the introduction of an affordable, cloud-based home management system, Iris.  “Lowe’s has been watching the smart home...

By Eric Danziger

Industry

Cleanweb Hackathon in Boston May 2012

This past weekend, Cleanweb Hackathon hosted its third event.  The first two, San Francisco and New York, were both huge successes so there were big expectations for Boston. The event included 16 teams with close to 80 hackers....

By Eric Danziger

Industry

MIT Cubic Solar Energy Design

Researchers at MIT are hard at work on the problem of solar efficiency, and lowering the cost per kilowatt on solar panels. A few weeks ago, senior researcher Jeffrey Grossman presented his findings on a new type...

By Carson Riley

Industry

An Insight into Net Metering

While net metering is nothing new in the world of energy, for the past 20 years, more and more investor and state owned utilities have been expanding these policies to make it easier for consumer to become...

By Carson Riley

Tariff News

Smart Grid 2.0

When smart meters began emerging, many customers viewed them as costly automated meter-readers that made life easier only for the utility companies, possessed no real benefit and compelled little customer interaction.  Beneficial or not, in a GTM...

By Eric Danziger

Company

Genability Newsletter

Getting Genability news just got easier.  Now you can sign up to receive monthly updates from the Genability Newsletter for news about what we are doing and where we are going, Explorer product updates and Blog Spotlights....

By John Tucker

Products

Electricity Tariff Territories Explained

Many utility companies charge different rates based on the geographic location of the customer.  This is particularly true in CA, NY and MA where utilities such as California’s PG&E and Southern California Edison implement territory based pricing....

By Emile Baizel

Tariff News

The "Green Button" Benefits!

The New York City area has some of the highest electricity pricing in the country and for a consumer to start saving on his electricity bill, he first needs to know and understand his usage and how...

By San Prabhu

Company

How to get your Green Button Data from your Local Utility

The newly launched Green Button Initiative asked utility companies to ensure that consumers have timely access to their own energy data in consumer-friendly and computer-friendly formats.  Now, California’s three major utilities, Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California...

By Eric Danziger

Company

Genability is now Green Button Ready!

Today, California’s three big utilities – Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric – formally launched their Green Buttons. Not to be out done, we are announcing our support of the...

By John Tucker

Products

Genability Explorer Supports Demand Values

We’ve been very busy over the past few weeks, and not just with the holidays.  We’ve been busy processing the deluge of new year rate updates including Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas...

By John Tucker

Company

Lowe's Chooses Genability for Smart Home Initiative

Genability is excited to announce that Lowe’s is using Genability’s technology in Iris, its new cloud-based smart home solution.  Iris is an affordable system that gives homeowners the ability to control and interact with their home from...

By Eric Danziger

Industry

Cleanweb Hackathon 2012

In 2012 we were thrilled to be a sponsor of the Cleanweb hackathon in New York.  The event was the weekend of 1/21 - 1/22 and, among others, was organized by Spring Ventures and Dynamo following on...

By Emile Baizel

Products

Electricity Tariff Glossary

Since we launched Genability at the end of last year, we’ve been often asked for a quick start to understanding electricity tariffs.  With that in mind,we put together a simple glossary of electricity tariff features, complete with...

By John Tucker

Industry

History of Home Energy Management Systems

In 2011 there was a battle brewing among electronics retailers (Best Buy, Home Depot, and others), Telecommunications Companies (Verizon, AT&T & others) and Cable Companies (Comcast, others). The battle is for the control of your home, or...

By Robb Miller

Industry

Cleanweb Hackathon 2011

Sunday, September 11, concluded the inaugural Cleanweb Hackathon. Fourteen teams of developers and engineers gathered together with the goal of integrating information technology and sustainable business through the use of diverse datasets and APIs. The CleanWeb Hackathon...

By Eric Danziger

Company

Team TACO 2011 at Cleanweb Hackathon

Our own developers Matt Fong and Michael Ihle came up with the winning hack, a project they call TACO (True Annual Cost of Ownership). Essentially it works like this: Simply install a Google Chrome extension on your...

By Robb Miller

Industry

Access your electric meter data

If you want to take control of your power you need get access to your own real-time energy consumption data. (Preferably on your smartphone or at least through a web-service). Don’t worry we’ll walk you through the...

By Robb Miller

Tariff News

Peakshaving through a Heat Wave

In parts of New England, wholesale spot prices for electricity hit $560 per megawatt hour on friday, 10 times annual average prices. The PJM Interconnection announced that it set a new record for Peak Power Use by...

By Robb Miller

Industry

Cleantech IT-The Next Wave

Rob Day recently released an interesting article on GreenTechMedia entitled “The Rise of Information-Based Cleantech.”  His main point is that over the past decade most ‘Cleantech VCs’ poured tons of cash into commodity-oriented cleantech plays that really didn’t fit...

By Eric Danziger

Industry

Utility Smart Meters

If you catch one of the PG&E SmartMeter (tm) ads on TV, you might get excited by what they promise. The ads are slickly produced, with customers describing how cool it is to ‘See Your Power,’ receive...

By Robb Miller

Products

Time of Use Electricity Rates Over the Holidays

As part of our continued effort to provide the most accurate electricity pricing data on the market, we now support holiday pricing.  Most utilities that have time-of-use or time-of-day rates treat weekdays differently than weekends and treat...

By Emile Baizel

Tariff News

About Electricity Tariffs

Electricity tariffs are the contract between a utility and its customers.  In the past selecting your electricity tariff was like choosing the color of your Model T, there was no choice.  That’s changing as Utility Commissions push...

By John Tucker

Company

Hackathon ideas that might save the planet

We’re going to be one of the judges and prize-givers at this weekends HAPI Hack Weekend in our own San Francisco. There will be 100+ developers slinging code all weekend using our and other companies’ APIs. If...

By Jason Riley

Industry

New Energy Datasets and APIs

The Genability Application Programming Interface (API) is just one of many energy-focused APIs that are available to developers. We encourage creative mash-ups of our electricity pricing data with other energy apps and datasets. We think that the...

By Robb Miller

Company

HAPI Hackathon Weekend, May 2011

This past weekend we were thrilled to be part of TokBox’s HAPI hacker’s weekend.  It was Genability’s first time getting in front of developers and we were very impressed with the creative ideas people came up with...

By Emile Baizel

Tariff News

The Profound Impact of Electricity Rate Design

John Farrell at Renewable Energy World reported last month that Distributed Solar is nearing ‘Grid Parity’. His main point is that installed Solar Photovoltaics are very close to being cost competitive with grid power in numerous areas...

By Robb Miller

Industry

Data Center Energy Costs and Usage

Facebook users share over 25 billion pieces of content, and view 500 billion pages, every month. (One of Facebook’s clusters has over 2250 machines and 23,000 cores, compressing 80-90 TB of data every day). Similarly, Linkedin crunches...

By Robb Miller

Products

Electricity Rates by Territory

We’ve just added Territories to our data API’s which give you accurate geo-location based pricing data.  Give us a zip code and we’ll give you: a list of utilities that provide service in that zip code a...

By Emile Baizel

Industry

Home Energy Devices and Applications

The ability to drill-down and see what energy we are using, and what it is costing us, will be very significant. And will definitely be one of the more powerful mobile apps, in terms of saving money....

By Robb Miller

Industry

Solar and Time of Use Tariffs

Every time I see solar-panels littered on rooftops, I think “Now there’s someone who is choosing to make a positive impact on the world around them.”

By Robb Miller

Industry

Translating Your Electric Bill

If you’ve never spent any time thinking about electricity rates, you’re not alone.  For the past century electricity consumers have been supplied with cheap, reliable electricity on the unspoken condition that we don’t notice that our local...

By John Tucker

Company

Current Hiring

In general we are looking for passionate, hard working believers. If you are intelligent and have these qualities, your are in a minority (sad to say), and you should consider working with likeminded people - like Genability....

By Jason Riley