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Apogee Builds Solutions to Move Utilities from EE and DR to Electrification

Posted By Karen Morris, Thursday, September 13, 2018

Jim Albert CTO Interview from Apogee Interactive on Vimeo.

 Helping Utilities Turn Challenges into Opportunities

For Immediate Release:

Atlanta GA, September 13, 2018. The team at Apogee Interactive has identified several significant challenges facing utilities today. Apogee’s utility visionaries have combined their insight to the energy industry with client feedback to create new capabilities offered in their latest feature pack release set for September 25th.

Lead by Chief Software Architect, Joel Gilbert and Chief Technology Officer, Jim Albert, Apogee’s development team has focused on ways of effectively communicating the complicated topic of solar, net metering, new rate structures, and the impact of electric vehicles. Apogee is helping utilities move from energy efficiency and demand response towards customer engagement, operational efficiencies, and beneficial electrification.

For many years, outside of their whole-house cost and savings analyzer, Apogee has offered specialized tools for helping customers understand the cost impacts of solar, EVs, and various alternative electric rates.  But customers usually pay one bill and don’t think of these as separate issues.  This release wraps them all together and lets customers model whatever scenarios they are considering.

Gilbert explained, “Our solar module predicts the actual solar generation and add that back into the net metered results when analyzing the customers energy use.” Adding, “Whether they are looking at roof-top or community solar programs, customers can use our new release to get a realistic and un-biased estimate of solar production and cost impacts for their homes.”

Apogee has provided analysis for electric vehicles for many years, but this release is designed to help utilities promote electric vehicle adoption by showing realistic side-by-side savings predictions. The module will be included in the overall home energy analysis.

The big Feature Pack reveal is being presented in a series of webinars scheduled for September 25th and 27thWatch this short video with Jim Albert, to learn more.

About Apogee Interactive:

Apogee Interactive is the nation’s leading full-service provider of proactive customer engagement software services for utilities. Serving the utility industry since 1993, Apogee’s digital engagement platform is used by hundreds of North American utilities from coast to coast, including some of the largest and most progressive, such as Southern Company, Consolidated Edison, Lakeland Electric, and Jackson EMC. For more information visit www.apogee.net  or on LinkedIn.

 Media Contact: Karen Morris, 678-684-6801 or kmorris@apogee.net

 

 

  

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Apogee Announces Enhancements to Engagement Platform

Posted By Karen Morris, Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Apogee Addresses Utility Clients’ Needs in New Feature Pack

Atlanta, GA September 5, 2018, Apogee Interactive’s Chief Technology Officer, Jim Albert, announced today that his team is releasing new, cutting-edge features that enhance and expand Apogee’s current software offerings. This feature pack release will be available to existing and new clients on September 25, 2018.  New features help utilities address today’s most challenging topics, including communicating solar options, net metering, electric vehicles, new rate structures, and adding more personalized videos to the outbound messaging platform.

Mr. Albert explained, “Apogee knows the energy industry.  We listen intently to our clients’ needs.” He added, “Issues around community solar, electric vehicles, and communicating new rates have been top of mind this year, and the success of Personal Video Messaging has led to an explosive expansion of our video library.”

Apogee will share details of the of the 2018 feature pack in a series of webinars on September 25th and 27th.  

About Apogee Interactive:

Apogee Interactive is the nation’s leading full-service provider of proactive customer engagement software services for utilities. Serving the utility industry since 1993, Apogee’s comprehensive digital engagement platform is used by hundreds of North American utilities from coast to coast, including some of the largest and most progressive, such as Southern Company, Lakeland Electric, and Jackson EMC. For more information visit www.apogee.net  or on LinkedIn.

 

 Media Contact: Karen Morris, 678-684-6801 or kmorris@apogee.net

Tags:  Apogee Interactive  Customer Engagement  Customer Engagement Energy Efficiency  Electric Vehicles  Residential Programs  Solar 

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Cadmus Leaders Receive Prestigious Solar Industry Certification: Two Engineers Named NABCEP Certified PV System Inspectors

Posted By Kathleen Humphrey, Thursday, August 10, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 8, 2017—The Cadmus Group, Inc. (Cadmus) announced today that two of its engineers, Matt Piantedosi and Chris Houtz, have earned one of the solar industry’s newest and most comprehensive certifications of its kind from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP®) and are now NABCEP Certified PV System Inspectors.

NABCEP is a highly respected and well-established national certification organization for renewable energy professionals. Designation as a NABCEP PV System Inspector is the most advanced certification of its kind in the solar industry.

To earn the NABCEP certification, Piantedosi and Houtz were required to pass a rigorous exam that covers the breadth of the multi-craft knowledge, skills, and abilities required to competently design, install, and maintain PV systems. The exam assesses knowledge on subjects as diverse as electrical and mechanical system design, job site safety, the National Electrical Code, roofing and construction techniques, and system maintenance and troubleshooting.

“Cadmus is committed to ensuring our professionals lead the industry in promoting energy efficiency, energy conservation, and the development of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar,” said Terry Fry, Senior Vice President, Cadmus. “Chris and Matt earning this new, highly respected certification adds another level of expertise—and trust—for our clients.”

About NABCEP

NABCEP is a non‐profit organization governed by a board of directors consisting of volunteer representatives of the solar industry, NABCEP certificants, renewable energy organizations, state policy makers, educational institutions, and the trades. NABCEP’s mission is to develop and implement quality credentialing and certification programs for practitioners by supporting and working closely with stakeholders in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. To learn more, visit www.nabcep.org.

About The Cadmus Group, Inc.

Cadmus provides professional consulting services that help clients achieve their goals and create social and economic value today and for future generations. By applying exceptional technical expertise and a highly collaborative approach, we deliver customized solutions that address complex challenges facing the realms of natural and built environments, energy, public health, climate, homeland security, and international development. Cadmus’ more than 500 consultants serve government, commercial, and nongovernmental organizations in the United States and abroad.

 

Link: https://www.cadmusgroup.com/news/cadmus-leaders-solar-industry-nabcep/ 

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Decoding Massachusetts’ Latest Net Metering Legislation

Posted By Kathleen Humphrey, Tuesday, June 14, 2016

On April 11, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed Senate Bill S.1979 into law, reaffirming the Commonwealth’s leadership in the solar market. After more than a year of debate, the Massachusetts legislature raised net metering caps, thereby granting capacity to hundreds of solar projects—some of which have been sitting on roofs, disconnected, awaiting the decision. In contrast to recent rulings elsewhere in the United States, this bill is a compromise resulting from ongoing discussion that began with the Net Metering and Solar Task Force in 2014. The final version of the bill strikes a balance among numerous competing interests, namely utilities, ratepayers, and solar stakeholders, who held differing opinions about the future compensation of solar and the appropriate incentive mechanism.

Read the full article here: http://www.cadmusgroup.com/articles/decoding-massachusetts-latest-net-metering-legislation/ 

Tags:  Massachusetts  Net Metering  Solar 

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