Consolidated Billing for Community Solar
New business models require complex multi-party settlement. Traditional Customer Information Systems were not designed to support these new challenges.
Driven by business model innovation, Community Solar is undergoing fast growth. However, the customer experience remains challenging. Customers have to make two separate payments per month, one to the utility and the other to the solar developer, often with different due dates. Utility consolidated billing streamlines the transactions between customers, solar developers and utilities, and provides easier access to the clean energy for Low-and Moderate-Income customers.
The traditional CIS is not designed to enable consolidated billing, specifically the settlement for multi-party arrangements between customers, solar developers and utilities. A utility must make substantial customizations to their traditional CIS and/or augment it with a manual billing process to enable consolidated billing for Community Solar.
The GridX Enterprise Rate Platform’s native multi-party settlement capabilities enable utilities to implement complex programs out-of-the-box quickly, without expensive customization to the traditional CIS.
The cloud-based GridX Billing System enables utilities to upgrade, supplement or replace their legacy CIS to support complex rates and new business models.
High Speed Bill Simulation can help increase adoption of Community Solar, EVs, Time-of-Use rates, and other Green Programs.