Category Archives: News

Updates on news related to the company, or offerings and that which is relevant to our industry and customers, filed under “News”. Below are the most recent news archives.

Florida We’ve Got You Covered

Amendment 1, a proposed Florida State constitutional amendment, was widely publicized as a pro-solar referendum. It was found though, to be legislation that would have made residential roof top solar unviable in Florida. Utilities and others spent $29 million to promote the amendment which would have paved the way to remove net metering and added differential […]

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A Record-Breaking Summer in 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 June through September: First, four new peak load records were set starting August 8th, when ERCOT experienced demands […]

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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 the first and only rate engine that provides revenue grade accuracy, comes out of the box with full […]

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Why Rate Design Matters More Than Ever

We here at Genability think a lot about electricity tariffs, their design and their impact. It’s why we built our latest product Signal, and our company for that matter. We fundamentally believe that the power of price will help us solve our energy problems. Two recent reports shed some light on the power of price […]

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Announcing Signal, the world’s 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 savings wherever they engage, service and communicate with customers.     Signal answers a growing need for utilities […]

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The Tesla and SolarCity Big Bundle

At Genability, we’ve been thinking about what the new energy future might be, pretty much all day, every day, for the last six years. To me, it feels inevitable that i) a sizable portion of our energy generation will be distributed, ii) distributed storage and load intelligence will have to be used to smooth intermittent […]

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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 performance. After a few months of close monitoring, the results are in: mission-critical resources are inaccessible to the […]

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Accurate Savings Forecasts: California’s NEM 2.0 & Hawaii’s Customer Grid Supply

Update: On June 23, 2016 the CPUC revised an earlier decision and determined that “imports and exports to the grid shall be netted within the metered interval and non-bypassable charges should only be charged on the net import from the grid in the metered interval (Resolution E-4792).” Genability Switch results for NEM 2.0 markets will […]

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Savings Analysis Watch: Monitoring the Quality of Your Proposals in Real-Time

Around 60,000 proposals for rooftop solar are expected to be generated per week in 2016. In the competitive landscape of distributed energy generation and storage, how can companies reasonably monitor the integrity of these proposals? Genability is pleased to announce Savings Analysis Watch ─ a tool that assesses the quality of solar quotes in real […]

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Genability Switch V4: Introducing Dash

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 easily accessible to quickly view and troubleshoot savings analyses, review and change account settings, and perform scenario analyses.   […]

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