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Control API Response with new Fields parameter

We’ve added a new argument to practically every one of our API endpoints that allows you energy app developers more control over the data that’s returned to you.  By optionally passing in the parameter “fields” with a value of “min” (for minimum) or ‘ext’ (for extended) your response payload will contain only the data properties […]

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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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Introducing “Palo Alto CLEAN”, the Solar Feed-in tariff from the city of Palo Alto

The city of Palo Alto took a big step towards clean energy production by introducing a solar Feed-in tariff, called the Palo Alto CLEAN (Clean Local Energy Accessible Now). Feed-in Tariffs are programs though which utilities buy renewable energy from their customers. City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) will purchase electricity generated by solar electric systems located […]

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Getting rates in US $

We all prefer dollars to cents so why would it be any different in our APIs?  Well, thanks to a user who pointed this out, we noticed that we were returning consumption and demand rates in cents instead of US Dollars. To be clear, this is only when you are retrieving a tariff and asking […]

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API release – Calculation Assumptions & USD Rates

We’ve released a number of upgrades to the API’s and we’d like to highlight a few key ones: Tariff Rate Amounts in USD Historically, when you ran a calculation or asked for a price, any currency returned was in the same denomination. However, the tariff rate amounts that you got back from the tariff end […]

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Electricity Tariff Glossary – Residential Tariffs

Since we launched Genability at the end of last year, we’ve been often asked for a quick start to understanding electricity tariffs.  With that in mind,we put together a simple glossary of electricity tariff features, complete with links to Genability Explorer for examples (You’ll need to be logged in for the links to work).  If […]

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