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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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Genability Adds Support for PVWatts Version 6

What’s new in V6? We’ve added support for Version 6 of NREL’s PVWatts API, used to estimate the hourly production of a customer’s solar PV system. The underlying models used to calculate energy output have not changed from Version 5 but Version 6 includes broader and more granular weather and solar radiation data from NREL’s […]

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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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Estimating kWh from a Potential Solar Customer’s Bill Amount

Do you have a potential solar customer’s 12 months of bills or their annual bill amount for electricity? If so, we can now estimate energy usage from that information! It is quite common for potential solar customers to not know how much energy they are using but to have an idea of how much they are […]

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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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Run Down of GDN Updates

We have been working hard enhancing GDN with lots of great new how to’s, articles and information. We want our API customers to have the best resources possible. Below is a quick rundown of the latest and greatest updates…. Costs broken down by Charge Class Did you know you can exclude rates from a calculation […]

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The Methodology Behind our Monthly Residential Rates Newsletter

Every month Genability updates thousands of Tariffs. These changes can be as small as a simple rate increase or as large as a whole new rate structure. So for just over a year now, around the 10th of each month, we have sent out a summary of those changes in our Monthly Residential Rate newsletter […]

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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. Electricity Market Overview The Netherlands population is just over 17 million and the average household consumes about 3,300 kWh of electricity per […]

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