energyOrbit, a cloud solution provider, has launched the energyOrbit Marketplace portalfor selecting and applying for products and incentives in one centralized platform.
The energyOrbit Marketplace, which is housed and powered on the Salesforce platform, combines and simplifies the application process for all EE/DSM offers from utilities and program administrators into one platform, making it accessible to any customer and service providers in any state. According to energyOrbit, the Marketplace removes a variety of barriers to customer participation, including taking the application process from paper to an online application portal and database backend, with the aim of EE/DSM program participation and program administrator productivity, namely, achieving energy savings goals at a lower cost per unit of energy saved.
“By giving the public a shopping-like experience, DSM programs can maximize customer applications, thereby, helping utilities to fully utilize DSM budgets before the end of a program cycle and helping utilities and states as a whole to reach energy efficiency targets faster with less overhead,” said Udi Merhav, CEO of energyOrbit. According to Merhav, the energyOrbit Marketplace was created to combat the issue of both ‘form fatigue’ and the sporadic and disjointed nature of current application programs.Presently, the burden is on customers to find out which programs they are eligible for resulting in a sluggish and inefficient process.
Through the energyOrbit marketplace, any customer can search for any eligible programs and energy efficiency products, whether their project is new construction or a retrofit. They can also search for two fuel types at once, such as electricity and gas, without starting a new search or having to double enter their information. Customers also have the option to shop and view what is in their shopping cart without having to log in; this gives them the option to see what incentive programs they would like to apply for before they decide to register. Other features include user-friendly search and browse functionality, listing all measures in a solitary list, a real-time tracker that showcases the number of measures and incentives collected and robust analytical features for convenient data mining.
According to energyOrbit, it behooves utilities to look at each other as partners instead of competitors and adopted collaborative marketplaces for their customers and service providers in the pursuit of operations efficiencies toward achieving a cleaner economy.
In March, 2018, it was announced that the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC) would be partnering with energyOrbit to use its cloud-based energy efficiency and demand-side management (DSM) programs, which will allow WECC to provide the latest in modern energy efficiency technology solutions to its clients.
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