In 2000, Synergy partnered with
the NW Power and
Conservation Council and Bonneville Power Administration to develop the
initial design specifications for a web-based tracking and reporting system. The Council and Bonneville had recently cooperated in the creation of
the Conservation and Renewables Discount program (C&RD), designed to promote
energy-efficiency spending by Bonneville utility customers.
The program aims to make energy-efficiency spending easier and more
effective, and the web-based tracking system needed to further that aim by
making the tracking and reporting of that spending easy and effective as
The program, which utilizes our three-tier software technology
platform, consists of a set of pre-approved efficiency measures from which
utilities can select when offering energy savings programs to their retail
customers. These measures carry
a fixed credit amount that the utility receives as a deduction from their
bill for wholesale energy purchases from Bonneville.
The application has three distinct components:
The interface—an easily-navigated set of screen designed to guide
the utility user directly to the desired energy-efficient measure.
containing technical and economic information generated by a model designed by
the Council, and a credit, based on the value of the saved energy deemed for
the measure and approved by Bonneville.
The business rules—the C&RD program comprises a set of rules
regarding the availability of credit for a variety of energy-efficiency
This project exemplifies the depth and breadth of Synergy's capabilities--using our
innovative technology platform, with custom
modifications to accommodate the client's needs, maintained with
outstanding technical support and
technology-based custom training.