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.
Solar Tariff Eligibility
When a post-solar tariff is not specified in Switch, Genability now defaults customers to the most popular tariff eligible for solar customers. If you select a post-solar tariff that the customer is not eligible for, the API response returns a warning. A few utilities now require customers to migrate to certain tariffs once they’ve installed rooftop solar. The first example of such a policy is in Salt River Project, which mandates that residential customers must switch to tariff E-27 after installing solar.
Tracking Closed Tariffs
Genability Switch maintains rate information for all tariffs, including those that are closed and no longer open for new enrollment. With this Switch upgrade, you can quickly sort tariffs by availability to ensure that your sales team only suggests switching to tariffs that are open for new enrollment.
Solar + Energy Efficiency
Many customers bundle energy efficiency upgrades into their solar service offering. Now you can run a Savings Analysis and explicitly pass through load profiles related to energy efficiency products, as well as baseline and solar profiles.
Support for Complex Minimum Bills
When residential solar systems are sized to offset nearly all of a home’s load, customers are still billed per their tariff’s minimum charge. Recent tariff changes have added complexity to how minimum charges are calculated. For example PG&E recently modified the calculation behind their minimum charge. Switch accurately represents how these minimum charges are calculated to ensure accurate savings for customers with larger systems.
How Do I Leverage These Upgrades in My API Calls?
Some of these upgrades are enabled by minor changes to existing API calls. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions and we’ll send over implementation details and schedule a demo.
Within the next few weeks we’re dedicating an extensive blog post to upcoming Switch upgrades that greatly enhance support for NEM 2.0, HI, and other tariffs based on bidirectional meters.
Stay tuned for more information on that and other exciting upgrades!