With energy conservation and environmental concerns becoming more
critical, utility organizations are being driven to consider
alternatives to traditional energy utility services. Energy utility
companies typically encourage customers to conserve energy via
tiered pricing, including the utilization of negative charges
(energy credits) for customer-generated power. The Utility Star
system supports the ability to provide energy credits or negative
consumption rates for energy utility providers. Able Software now
has a surcharge adjustment function to apply negative energy
charges, which allows energy utilities to more effectively satisfy
customers who qualify for such programs.
1. Utility Star Users need to update their Utility Star software to
version 9.9.179 or higher.
2. Log in Utility
Stat and go to Config -> Rate ->Surcharge Adjustment. Select
[Create] to create a new surcharge rate, or click [Edit] to modify
the existing surcharge rate. Users may then select and edit all
applicable rate tiers from the surcharge rate list.
3. Cost/Unit and Minimum Charges can be
set to reflect a negative value on surcharge adjustment item as
Please contact Able
Software for more information about Utility Star products.