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Genability Announces “Open Solar Savings” at The White House Energy Datapalooza

Speaking this week at The White House Energy Datapalooza, Genability’s CEO Jason Riley announced the launch of the Company’s “Open Solar Savings” initiative. In partnership with the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, Genability will be publishing and maintaining a nationwide dataset of solar PV savings, freely available for anyone to use. “Based on the latest […]

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Former CPUC members observations on NEM

Last week, Mark Ferron, former executive with Deutsche Bank and Salomon Brothers stepped down from his post with the California Public Utility Commission to focus on his battle with prostate cancer.  As an epilogue to his almost three year career with the CPUC, Ferron scribed a three page letter giving his candid review of the state […]

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Tap the Rockies at the Cleanweb Boulder Hackathon

San Francisco, New York, Boston and now Boulder.  This weekend, Cleanweb Hackathon takes over Boulder!  Genability is thrilled to sponsor another Cleanweb event and we are joined by Tendril, SendGrid, SimpleEnergy, Softlayer and VisionRidge Partners. Our own Michael Ihle will be hacking away and needs your help.  Michael was the winner at Cleanweb San Francisco […]

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Earth Day 2012

Sunday, April 22, will mark the 42nd annual Earth Day, a day observed in 175 countries.  Earth Day is a day when various networks and organizations around the world connect, interact and impact their communities to advocate for a sustainable future.  At Genability, we are committed to making a difference one kWh at a time. […]

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What do Boston & Boulder have in common?

No idea.  But both cities are hosts to two upcoming Cleanweb Hackathons!  Genability is proud to announce that we again are sponsors of these hackathons and want you there.  For all developers, this is your chance to shine (oh, and win some money).  The details of the two hacks are below.  If you’re interested in […]

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Working with Contracted Rates in Deregulated Markets

You may have noticed that when running a calculation on a tariff in a deregulated market, there’s a new option available: Now you can enter your contracted rate or discount whenever competitive electric supply is available!  Either enter your contracted rate as cents per kWh (e.g. 7.1¢) or expressed as a discount (e.g. enter 95 […]

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Setting the Standards

On the heels of U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra’s challenge to utility companies to launch a “Green Button” that would ensure consumers have timely access to their own energy data in consumer-friendly and computer-friendly formats, the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) has announced the launch of their Energy Services Provider Interface (ESPI) website to support […]

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Energy for Cupcakes

Can you imagine if we treated pricing of everyday goods like we treat energy? Consider the following example: I go to the corner bakery everyday for a week and get a cupcake (on Thursday I was bad and had two).  At the end of the week the bakery bills me.  I know the average price […]

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Frack-tured thinking

Since yesterday five different people have asked me what I thought about the new report from Robert Howarth at Cornell about the greenhouse gas (GHGs) footprint of fracking.   The study states that including the GHGs from the energy cost of fracturing the shale and the natural gas that is leaked upon fracturing, fracked natural […]

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