Tag Archives: Utilities

Canada Rates Now Available

Genability has expanded its tariff coverage to our neighbors up north! We now have Canadian residential and commercial utilities, tariffs, riders and territories available in our Switch and Conduct products. Our Canadian coverage includes 90% of the Canadian market including 10 provinces, 115 utility providers and over 700 tariffs. As we’ve gathered data over the […]

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Texas is Different

Texas is the only U.S. state that used to be its own country and it’s the only state that isn’t served by either the Eastern or Western Interconnection.  It was the first state to deregulate its electricity suppliers and it’s the only state where the local distributing utility (TDSP in ERCOT-speak) does not offer default […]

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Genability Supports Fast-Growing Green Button

24 hours after the Green Button initiative was announced in January, Genability Explorer and APIs supported the Green Button XML format, and with good reason.  The two requirements for precise electricity pricing are correct tariff data and timely usage data.  Genability has always had the first part (accurate tariffs) but energy users often struggle to […]

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Smart Grid 2.0, So What Does That Mean?

When smart meters began emerging, many customers viewed them as costly automated meter-readers that made life easier only for the utility companies, possessed no real benefit and compelled little customer interaction.  Beneficial or not, in a GTM webinar, eMeter estimated the installation of 150 million smart meters globally to replace the out-dated mechanical meters- it […]

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Electricity Bills Are Not Created Equal

When you type ‘electricity bill’ into your favorite search engine, you’ll find the results generated have one common theme, reducing your electricity bill.  There are many resources out there that give energy consumers tips on how to do just that. You can change your light bulbs, upgrade your appliances or simply turn the lights out […]

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The PG&E Marketing Hoax

If you catch one of the PG&E SmartMeter ™ ads on TV, you might get excited by what they promise. The ads are slickly produced, with customers describing how cool it is to ‘See Your Power,’ receive ‘Energy Alerts’ and manage how much energy you use. The trouble is, the ads are ‘forward-looking‘, and more […]

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The ‘Natural Monopoly’

For you and me, an intelligent grid will translate into cost-saving opportunities, including variable pricing (including time-of-use pricing, intermittent pricing) and arbitrage possibilities (ie. energy storage and generation).

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