John Tucker

John is responsible for Genability’s product development, QA and testing and energy market research. John is Genability’s energy price guru and works with our current customers to incorporate their feedback into our offerings. Previously, John served in Product Management roles at Andiamo Systems, a brand-monitoring service, and Yaga, a micro-payment service company. John holds a degree in International Studies from the University of Dayton.




3/1/2019 SCE Updates FAQ

Last Updated 3/14/2019 Genability has begun entering and reviewing the new Southern California Edison (SCE) tariffs for the 3/1 update. We will be entering rates and testing them thoroughly before making them available via our API. In the meantime, here are a few highlights from the newly-released rates. Old TOU-D Options Open in APIs Due […]

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Impact of SCE’s New TOU-D Tariff on Solar Savings

On March 1, 2019 Southern California Edison (SCE) will close its current default post-solar tariff (TOU-D-A-NEM2) and replace it with a new default post-solar tariff (TOU-D-4-9PM-NEM2). This tariff change will dramatically impact solar savings in SCE as the Time of Use (TOU) On-Peak hours move from 2-8 PM under TOU-D-A-NEM2 to 4-9 PM under TOU-D-4-9PM-NEM2. […]

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Savings Analysis Upgrade – Non-Bypassable Minimums

Genability has just upgraded both our Savings Analysis API and our Calculate API to better support Non-Bypassable Charges (NBCs).  What are NBCs you ask? Well that’s how the California utilities refer to the customer’s annual NBCs that cannot be offset by Net Energy Metering (NEM) Credits under NEM 2.0.   These NBCs behave as a second […]

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New California Proposed Tariffs

In 2019, both Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) will introduce new Time-of-Use (TOU) periods for commercial tariffs. Both utilities are moving highly-priced peak hours later in the day, from mid-afternoon to 4-9 PM. If you are selling solar, storage and/or energy efficiency in California, you want to be sure to […]

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Introducing Proposed Tariffs

Genability is pleased to announce the immediate availability of both a new product feature and a new set of tariff data. What are Proposed Tariffs? This year the California Public Utility Commission approved General Rate Cases for both Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison. These rates won’t go into effect until 2019, but […]

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New Solar Incentives in Illinois, Net Metering Ends for Duke Energy South Carolina

The roller coaster for solar in the U.S. (call it a Solar Coaster?) keeps rolling this summer.  The state of Illinois has finalized the credit values for its Adjustable Block Program, which provides solar owners with an upfront payment for 15 years of estimated solar production.  Meanwhile, in South Carolina the state legislature failed to […]

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Massachusetts SMART Incentives Now Available

Later this year, Massachusetts will close out it’s SREC program replacing it with the new Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) incentives.   While there are still a few details left to be finalized, Genability is able to model the proposed SMART incentives for our customers and has made the new incentives available via the Incentives API. What are the Smart Incentives The […]

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Duke Energy North Carolina Solar Incentives Now Available

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. The new Solar Rebate offers a $0.60/Watt rebate up to 10 kW for residential solar customers and 100 kW for commercial customers.  […]

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New Hawaii Solar Programs – Smart Export and Customer Grid Supply Plus

Starting on 2/20/2018, the three Hawaiian investor-owned utilities will offer two new programs for customers with solar: Customer Grid Supply Plus and Smart Export.  Both programs offer export credits for power provided to the grid, an option that has not been available in Hawaii since the Customer Grid Supply programs closed in 2017. Genability has […]

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New York PSC Guidelines on Presenting Solar Savings

Effective December 1, 2017, solar developers in New York are required by the New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) to meet precise guidelines (PDF Download) when presenting savings estimates.  Genability has reviewed these requirements and we have made some data upgrades for New York so that our solar customers can comply with these new requirements without any change to their API integration.  First, let’s […]

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