Day 3 of Energize 2022 continued with informative discussions on the roadmap to scale up implementations this year. Presentations resumed in the Products and Domain space. ANBite Deep Dives and Lighting Talks highlighted automation tools, implementation of Acumen in product platforms, creation of the ZAPture mobile platform, and enhancing eTRACK+ workflows. ANBite teams collaborated on how these solutions could be utilized to meet the challenge.
This session began with a presentation on distributed generation and how utilities monitor their installation. The talk identified areas where existing interconnection processes were replaced by automation and the dramatically reduced connection request processing time. ANBites then shifted gears and began discussing the Acumen product and its implementation strategy for 2022. Acumen is a newly developed system that will translate data into business impact. Acumen can synchronize disparate data sources into information more easily used by clients in their business decisions. Acumen will allow clients to tap into insights on the program, simplify data analysis, and provide notifications of data anomalies. ZAPture was introduced to ANBites as the new mobile data collection platform. It is a low code solution that can be added to eTRACK+. The app can be downloaded from the app store and used with eTRACK+ credentials. The final presentation of the day covered the enrichment of eTRACK+ workflows. This project uses audit and testing tools to confirm correct data is being communicated while reducing configuration time by up to 40%. As the day concluded, ANBites voted that the presentation – “ZAPture – ANB’s Generic Mobile Platform” was the best of the day.
After a break this weekend to reflect and internalize the first three sessions, Day 4 talks will continue in the Product and Domain space and present the digital marketing strategy for 2022, the product development strategy, and enhancements to EEPM. The event has been so successful to date that an additional day has been added to include a speaker from one of our client utilities where they will describe their journey with eTRACK+. Energize 2022 is truly energizing the ANB team.
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.