For ANB Systems, looking back at 2022 offers interesting insights into the clean energy transition. Major policy initiatives for the U.S. federal government and the U.N COP27, as well as clean energy programs in individual states, highlight that clean energy trends will continue well into the future. In response, ANB Systems launched its own set of initiatives to keep pace with this trend. New and enhanced products will help expedite the installation of customer projects and facilitate program management. Internally, ANB continues to develop its team members through new programs like ReSULTS, ANB Academy, and new learning centers.
The Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change  met to discuss the next steps to reduce the global impact of climate change. The parties recommitted themselves (among other issues) to hold future warming to a global 1.5° C limit, to cut methane emissions by 30%, and to expand clean energy access in Africa and the Caribbean. In the U.S., two major pieces of legislation promise to move the clean energy transition along even faster. First, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law  (actually passed in late 2021) will make significant investments to improve access to electric vehicle charging and upgrade the nation’s electric transmission grid to accommodate the expansion of renewable and clean energy. Second, the Inflation Reduction Act  will provide billions of dollars in funding for loans and other financial incentives that promote clean energy in homes and businesses. On top of these policy activities, the states continue to move the transition forward with their own set of individual policies. 
To match the tempo of this transition, ANB implemented a new project management framework to manage and scale solutions, improve productivity, and consistently deliver successful solutions called ReSULTS. ANB was also actively developing new solutions to meet the needs of its clients. New products include ZAPture, a mobile application that also supports offline capabilities for data and document collection, and ZAPconnect, a solution to manage distributed generation interconnections. Looking to share its expertise in managing distributed generation interconnection,ANB made a presentation to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Grid Modernization Stakeholder meeting  demonstrating the power of process automation in the approval of interconnection requests.
While the energy industry continues to evolve, ANB is adapting as well. The year started with a six-day internal conference series called Energize 2022 to focus on delivering timely and innovative solutions to our clients. Speakers spread knowledge across all ANB teams, breaking down communication barriers, and encouraging innovation. Participation in the ANB Academy has grown tremendously internally. In 2022, ANB launched dedicated learning centers for two clients and will have a full launch of the ANB Learning Center for clients by early 2023. Additionally, 2022 was another successful year for ANB’s Summer internship program. To meet this changing environment, the ANB team was expanded by 80 FTEs in 2022. For the second year in a row, the Chennai team is experiencing such growth. To cater to this growth, ANB has signed a Letter of Intent to expand its’ office space  in the beginning of 2023.
Next year promises to bring new opportunities in the clean energy transition. ANB Systems is well prepared to meet any new challenge.
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Written by – Michael Stockard
Michael Stockard is an independent consultant at Stockard Energy Advising and is a member of the Advisory Panel at ANB Systems. Michael has over 40 years of experience in the design and implementation of demand-side management programs.