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Genability Covers the Netherlands

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

By Ruben Garcia

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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

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Signal: Why It's the Best 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

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Genability Switch: Savings Analysis History

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

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Genability Switch V4: Introducing Dash

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

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Genability Switch V4: Accuracy Upgrades

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

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OpenSavings is Here

How popular is solar PV in your area and how much are people saving? How much does solar cost? What if you live in a San Francisco apartment or a mobile home in Sonoma, versus a typical...

By Ruben Garcia

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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

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Canada Rates Now Available

Genability has expanded its tariff coverage to our neighbors up north! We now have Canadian residential and commercial utilities, tariffs, riders and territories available in our Switch and Conduct products.

By Eric Danziger

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Looking Forward - Calculating Future Utility Costs

Genability has added forecasted seasonal rates to our Solar Savings calculations.  Not to be confused with utility rate inflation (we’ve got some upgrades coming in this area soon), forecasted seasonal rates allow you to use the most...

By John Tucker

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Typicals: When You Don't Have Customer Usage Data

We’ve released a new set of typical electricity usage profile data called Typicals.  If you’re working with customers to calculate energy savings and you “typically” ask for their usage data, Genability Typicals will be of some use...

By Eric Danziger

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Rate Coverage & The Long Tail

When we first started collecting electricity rates we went after the utilities and states with the most customers (California, New York, Florida, etc.).  To date, Genability has collected electricity rates that represent 88% of Residential customers and...

By John Tucker

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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

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New Explorer Help Center

Genability has launched a new Explorer Help Center.  Get answers to FAQs, report a problem and access blog posts highlighting new Explorer features.  The site also includes helpful resources like how-to guides and video tutorials on how...

By Eric Danziger

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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 SoCal Edison implement territory based pricing.  Up...

By Emile Baizel

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Genability Explorer On Demand

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

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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

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Real time vs caching data

One question we hear a lot is whether our pricing data is intended to be cached or served up real time.  The short answer is that we design our APIs to be accessed real time.  One of...

By Emile Baizel

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Time of Use and 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

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We're Getting Territorial!

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