Energy Savings Platform (ESP®) Update: ESP version 1.4 coming soon
ESP® is the Cloud-based energy efficiency data management system being developed by Energy Platforms, a Shakopee-based software company. The system is supported in part through CARD funding. The Energy Platforms development team is in the process of finalizing and testing version 1.4, which will include several new features for measure development and management such as:
A graphical measure design tool enabling users to build their own measures using standard building blocks such as formulas, look-up tables, and deemed input assumptions
The ability for utilities and other program administrators to create and manage their own Smart Measure™ libraries
Collaboration tools to enable utilities to create teams and helpers with specific visibility, editing, and approval rights
As in previous releases, version 1.4 will include online video tutorials to help users get started using the new features. The Division of Energy Resources will also be working with Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTS) to schedule training sessions in three locations around the state this spring. Look for invitations to be sent out soon.
Release of 1.4 will include the 2012 Smart Measures that are available currently. As new measure specifications are finalized (see TRM update in “Regulatory Information” below), they will be implemented as Smart Measures and added to future iterations of ESP throughout this year.