Use ZAPconnect - Powered by eTRACK+ and DRM, and leverage the following advantages
Eliminate Touchpoints for Reviewers
Automation takes care of almost the entire application review, and administrators only need to review flagged applications.
Automate Approval Process
Automated validation process results in high-quality applications that require minimal administrator oversight.
Reduces lead time
Process a single DER Interconnection application in minutes rather to months in case of manual processing.
Reduce human input errors through automatic comparison of extracted document data against administrator requirements.
Increase approval efficiency
More approval efficiency through compressed decision cycles and reduced application errors.
Verify document entries against a configurable central database & standardize applications for greater regulatory compliance.
Achieve DER Interconnection process optimization
Here’s what you gain with just 20% applications confirming to ZAPconnect
Principal capabilities that help you take complete control of the DER Interconnection program
Configuration of the end-to-end Distributed Generation process for automatic workflow progression and instantaneous progress tracking.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software extracts data from uploaded documents and prepopulates most form ﬁelds.
Automatically identiﬁes missing/incorrect document ﬁelds, instantly updating application’s status for error correction before submission.
Document entries are veriﬁed against a conﬁgurable central database, standardizing applications for greater regulatory compliance.
Data-driven technology for approval forecasting and identification of errors from past rejections or issued PTOs.
Seamless integration and collaboration with any of your business endpoints, namely GIS, CIS, using APIs.
ZAPconnect – Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get a demo of ZAPconnect?
Please apply for a demo by clicking here. Our ZAPconnect solution specialists will guide you by providing a detailed ZAPconnect demo and how it can be custom configured to suit your utility-specific needs.
How does ZAPconnect fit for my utility?
ZAPconnect, powered by the eTRACK+ platform, is a highly customizable solution that can implement any DER Interconnection workflow, however simple or complex it may be. Please schedule a demo by filling the above form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning your requirements. Our team will guide you in detail.
Could you please let us know about the feature and pricing plan for this solution? Do you have a free trial?
Please scroll above on this page to learn more about the ZAPconnect features. We will let you know the information related to free trial and pricing after a preliminary assessment of your requirements.
Please tell us more about ZAPrebate.
ZAPrebate is a rebate application processing solution for utilities that can automate the rebate application workflow, like how ZAPconnect automates the DER Interconnection application workflow. We will be rolling out ZAPrebate and several solutions sequentially in the coming days, all of which under the subset ZAPply, each catering to a specific implementation solution for the energy sector. For more details on ZAPrebate, please email us at email@example.com, and our ZAPrebate solution specialists will contact you soon.
What is a typical timeline for the implementation of the ZAPconnect solution?
The typical implementation timeline to get your complete DER Interconnection Workflow setup in ZAPconnect for your Utility is 2 – 3 months.
Is there a threshold number of applications that will make the solution cost-effective?
The greater the number of applications, the greater the savings you will realize, making the solution more cost-effective. In evaluating cost-effectiveness, all benefits should be considered, including the availability of all applications in a central web-based repository with access controls, the ability to report on various metrics, the reduction in staff time, the customer experience, and the history of user communications. All these put together will make every application of our solution cost-effective.
What are the other integrations needed to enable zero-touch approval?
The system is already integrated with NREL, GoSolar California, for certified equipment. Other integrations with utility-specific systems like CIS, GIS, will be required to integrate separately with ZAPconnect. ZAPconnect has the pre-defined capability to integrate with utility-specific systems.
We use a paper process now due to a low volume of applications. Would this system really benefit us?
The efficiency of ZAPconnect is not dependent on/related to the volume of DER Interconnection applications. Irrespective of the volume, it can reduce the manual effort and time required for processing DER applications.