Energy Toolbase  

Stuart,  FL 
United States
  • Booth: 1603

Energy Toolbase is a software platform that provides a cohesive suite of project modeling, storage control, and asset monitoring products that enable solar and storage developers to deploy projects seamlessly and efficiently. The ETB Developer modeling platform, Acumen EMS™ controls, and ETB Monitor asset monitoring platform all work together to enhance your project workflow. ETB Developer is the gold standard platform for modeling and proposing the accurate and transparent economics of solar and energy storage projects. Acumen EMS™ is our advanced controls software that uses machine learning and AI to forecast and optimally discharge energy storage systems in the field. ETB Monitor, our newest product, is a trusted monitoring platform that provides complete transparency into the real-time operation and performance of your systems in the field. Stop by booth #1603 to see our product suite in action and discover how it can enhance your project modeling and development.


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  • HOUSTON & STUART, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pason Power Inc. (“Pason Power”), a provider of intelligent software for the energy storage market, announced today that it is combining its business with Energy Toolbase LLC (“Energy Toolbase”), an industry-leading software platform that specializes in modeling and proposing the economics of solar and energy storage projects. These two software and technology leaders will join forces to provide a cohesive suite of project estimating, storage control, and asset monitoring products, enabling solar and energy storage developers to more efficiently develop and deploy projects. The newly combined entity will retain the Energy Toolbase and Pason Power brand names.

    This union will bolster Pason Power and Energy Toolbase’s ability to serve customers and develop powerful and dynamic energy management software and control systems. By combining the complementary strengths and expertise of both companies, the combination promises to make the deployment of solar + storage systems more streamlined and bankable for project financiers, developers, and asset owners.

    “We are all very excited about joining forces as we feel this will enhance our ability to offer our customers the best suite of design, control, and monitoring products available,” states Enrico Ladendorf, Managing Director of Pason Power. “We’re delivering a solution that our customers and the broader storage market needs, which best positions us for the future.”

    Pason Power and Energy Toolbase have a shared vision to simplify the complex project estimating and asset controlling workflows faced by developers and asset owners. The combination will allow the two companies to deliver an end-to-end software platform aligned with that vision, which is powered by advanced analytics and learning algorithms, and supported by a team of industry veterans.

    “We’re thrilled to be joining forces with the Pason team. We’re both customer-centric organizations that have a shared vision for the future,” said Energy Toolbase Founder and CEO, John Gurski. “Most importantly, we believe that this deal is great news for our customers. We’ll be able to offer them a wider suite of products that empowers them to close energy storage deals with confidence.”

    The combination of Pason Power and Energy Toolbase is supported by Pason Power’s parent company, Pason Systems Inc., which recently acquired a majority interest in Energy Toolbase. Both Pason Power and Energy Toolbase will be exhibiting at the Solar Power International conference held September 23-26, 2019, at booths 5172 and 3427.

    About Pason Power Inc.

    Pason Power enables customers to build, sell, operate, and support advanced energy storage systems through its energy intelligence software platform. Pason Power customers can right-size and model the financial performance of energy storage projects to significantly lower project risk and confidently move from pencil-out to power-onTM. The company is built on a legacy of over 25 years in the management and security of energy data. The company is backed by its parent company, Pason Systems Inc. (“Pason”) (TSX - PSI), and leverages robust, industrial technology which has established it as a world leader in energy data management and controls automation. Pason enjoys one of the strongest balance sheets in the industry and has a 40-year track record of adding value through energy data. Pason Power solutions are compatible with leading component suppliers and enable energy storage systems that reduce costs for end-users, serve as reliable grid assets for utilities, and let developers deploy storage systems of all sizes with confidence. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @PasonPower and LinkedIn pason-power.

    About Energy Toolbase LLC

    Energy Toolbase is an industry-leading software platform that specializes in modeling and proposing the economics of solar PV and energy storage projects. Over one thousand leading distributed energy organizations worldwide utilize the SaaS platform to accurately, objectively and transparently analyze their projects and create customer facing proposals. To learn more or request a free trial, visit:

    About Pason Systems Inc.

    Pason is a leading global provider of specialized data management systems for drilling rigs. Our solutions, which include data acquisition, wellsite reporting, remote communications, web-based information management, and analytics, enable collaboration between the rig and the office. Pason's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol PSI. For further information: For more information about Pason, visit the company's website at

    Pason Power, Energy Toolbase and Pason Systems Inc. are collectively referred to herein as the “Companies”. Certain information regarding the Companies contained herein may constitute forward-looking information under applicable securities law. The words "anticipate", "expect", "believe", "may", "should", "will", "estimate", "project", "outlook", "forecast" or other similar words are used to identify such forward-looking information and statements. Forward-looking statements in this document may include statements, express or implied regarding the anticipated business prospects and financial performance of the Companies; expectations or projections about future strategies and goals for growth and expansion; expected and future cash flows and revenues; and expected impact of future commitments. These forward-looking statements are based upon various underlying factors and assumptions, including the state of the economy; the Companies’ business prospects and opportunities; and estimates of the financial and operational performance of the Companies.

    Forward-looking information and statements are subject to known or unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking information and statements. Risk factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among others, the ability of the Companies to successfully implement their strategic initiatives and whether such strategic initiatives will yield the expected benefits, the operating performance of the Companies’ assets and businesses, the price of energy commodities,  competitive factors in the energy industry, changes in laws and regulations affecting the Companies’ businesses, technological developments, and general economic conditions.

    Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as there can be no assurance that the plans, intentions or expectations upon which they are placed will occur. Such forward looking statements, although considered reasonable by management as of the date hereof, may prove to be incorrect and actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

    Additional information on risks and uncertainties and other factors that could affect Pason's operations or financial results are included in Pason's reports on file with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website ( or through Pason's website ( Furthermore, any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and Pason does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the included forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by securities law.

  • We are excited to announce the launch of ETB Monitor, our asset monitoring platform that provides real-time insights into the performance and savings of solar + storage systems operating in the field. Our ETB Monitor product is effectively the UI layer of our Acumen EMS™ controls software. It was designed to provide complete transparency to project developers and asset owners, for projects that deploy our Acumen EMS™ controls software in the field. An ETB Monitor license comes standard with the purchase of an Acumen EMS™ controlled energy storage system (ESS).

    ETB Monitor is the third leg of our “Model, Control, Monitor” product lineup, which provides a cohesive suite of software tools for project developers to deploy solar + storage projects more efficiently. Since 2014, our ETB Developer product has specialized in performing accurate, objective, and transparent utility rates and avoided cost analysis of solar + storage projects. That software platform is widely regarded as the gold standard “pre-install” sales and analysis tool for commercial and industrial (C&I) developers within the industry. Our ETB Monitor product leverages our company’s same deep domain expertise in utility rate and net energy metering frameworks into a “post-install” world. Furthermore, our ETB Monitor platform features the same look and feel interface as our ETB Developer modeling platform, which is now trusted by nearly 1,500 distributed energy organizations worldwide.


    Our engineering team has been in development on this ETB Monitor release for several quarters. This replaces our legacy Energy DataHub monitoring product. Our product and engineering teams will continue iterating and making improvements to the ETB Monitor platform going forward; below is a summary of the key features of this v1.0 release. 

    Site Performance Interface

    Provides an interactive view of the live flow of power occurring onsite between the solar PV and/or the Energy Storage System (ESS), as well as site weather information. Visualize your site’s interval data within an interactive charting tool, similar to the ETB Analytics interface within the ETB Developer platform. Dynamically view your site’s interval data streams over any time horizon, including site demand, solar PV generation, ESS dispatch, and state of charge (SOC). Our ESS analytics charts also summarize where ESS charges and discharges to, and ESS equivalent round-trip cycles.


    Alerts and Notifications

    Configure your customized list of alerts and notification within the ETB Monitor application. Specify who receives notification via SMS or email when defined alerts occur on your site(s).



    Utility Bill Details

    Get a detailed breakdown of your site’s utility bills. ETB Monitor uses the same rate schedules and bill calculation algorithms as ETB Developer. This means that bill savings shown for a live Acumen EMS site will match the bill savings from a proposal using the same interval data.


    Manual Dispatch Overrides and Demand Response Programs

    Our manual dispatch feature enables permissioned users to schedule override events manually to control their storage assets. These dispatch commands will override the programmed operation of the system. For example, a site that normally operates in Demand Charge Management mode can be sent a manual override command to charge or discharge during a specific time window. Additionally, if a site is enrolled in a demand response program, a user can pre-emptively send a charge command to fill the battery, then schedule a command to discharge its full capacity over the course of the defined time window (e.g., 4 hours). Manual overrides can be set to start immediately or scheduled for future days and times, can be charge or discharge commands at specific power rates, and be set to stop at either a specific time or at a user-defined state of charge.


    Fleet View

    Enables developers and/or asset owners with multiple Acumen EMS deployments to view all of their sites via a single user interface. Our fleet view summary UI displays current system status, remaining ESS capacity, inverter state, and any ongoing alerts for each site.


  • We are excited to announce the launch of a big, new software update to the ETB Developer platform. As many of our users may already know, this release has been in development for quite some time. Our new update, which we are referring to as our “v4 (version 4)” release is one of the most significant updates we have made to the ETB Developer platform in our 7-year company history.

    Our v4 platform combines powerful new features and redesigned interfaces with the familiarity of ETB’s beloved workflows and everyday functionality. Our product and engineering teams have strived to balance delivering powerful new modeling functionality while maintaining simple and intuitive user workflows. As with all ETB software releases, our new update has been guided primarily by feedback and requests from our user base. As the solar + storage market continues to evolve, we are confident that our new release will ensure that ETB maintains its leadership position in the market and continues to offer users a best-in-class product for accurately, objectively, and transparently modeling the economics of their distributed energy projects.

    It’s important to note that we are rolling out our new v4 release on an opt-in basis. This means that users can optionally elect to upgrade to the new v4 platform or stay on our existing v3 site for the time being. We provide further details on the opt-in process below.

    What’s new on the ETB Developer v4 platform? 

    Check out our short demo overview video to get a feel for the new features and functionality that our v4 platform offers. Here's a summary of some of the key changes:  

    Updated UI’s & UX’s

    • We updated several interfaces and workflows throughout the platform to enable a more streamlined and intuitive user experience.
    • Edit Proposal screen. One of the most noticeable UI changes is moving away from our Step 1 – 7 interface on the Edit Proposal screen, which limited users to only viewing the details of one step at a time. Our newly designed Edit Proposal screen utilizes portlet windows, which provide summary details of the project’s General Information, Utility Rates, Solar PV, Energy Storage, and Financing Transactions. Our new UI allows users to view all summary proposal data on a single page, and then navigate into modal windows to see further details or make edits. 

    Proposal Configurations feature

    • Users can now pre-configure commonly used Proposal Configurations templates to further expedite the proposal generation process. Users can pre-configure: General Information, Transactions, Documents, and Meter Data (PV, ESS, incentives) via “Proposal Configurations” and then define which category types they want to apply when utilizing the feature.
    • Watch a2-minute demo video to see this new feature in action.

    More robust cashflow capabilities within Transactions and Incentives

    • ETB Sheets: In our legacy v3 platform, adding formulas and custom reference variables to Transactions and Incentives can be a convoluted process. Our new ETB Sheets feature revolutionizes this by bringing Excel spreadsheet capabilities directly into the Transaction and Incentive editor. Users can utilize simple or complex formula logic to create dynamic customize Incentives and Transactions, which opens a world of new use cases and applications.
    • Utility Rate References: users can now reference utility rate tariffs, charge types, and NEM program rules from within Incentives. This unlocks new modeling scenarios, such as front-of-the-meter applications, which we will unpack further in future blogs and webinars.

    Utility Rates 

    • We’ve completely redesigned the UI and UX for our rate schedule editor, which allows users to create and edit Utility Rates, charge types, seasons, and TOU periods more intuitively.
    • ETB Developer can accommodate daily demand charges, as well as daily and hourly (RTP) Real Time Pricing charges.
    • We have added several new demand ratchets and charge types that allows our Utility Rates Team to accommodate more global rates schedules.
    • We are now tracking generation charges at the line-item level within our utility rates database, making it easier to overwrite utility generation charges with third-party supplier generation charges.
    • Watch this video for a walkthrough of our newRate Schedule Page.

    Enhanced Net Metering Capabilities

    • We’ve introduced new functionality, which allows our data team to track the value of imports, exports, and non-bypassable charges (NBC’s) at the rate schedule level. Tracking utility territory-specific NEM details natively at the rate schedule level will streamline project modeling and set up for users in different regional markets. Note: our Utility Rates Team will be updating NEM details onto individual rate schedules in our database over the coming months and quarters; these have not been defined yet.
    • To help further standardize Net Metering verbiage across our user base and industry and introduce new NEM terms & metering types, we have published a'Metering Types' article in our Help Center.  

    New Help Center

    • We’ve rebooted ourHelp Center and updated it with useful and detailed articles and videos. To make relevant information easily findable we are embedding hyperlinks to relevant Help Center sections and video tutorials directly in the ETB Developer UI.
    • Our Help Center no longer requires being logged into the ETB Developer platform.
    • Our Help Center now contains documentation and guides for all of Energy Toolbase’s product offerings, including ETB Developer, Acumen EMS™, and ETB Monitor.

    New Document Templates

    • We’ve relaunched our Document Template gallery and will be populating several new Proposal Document Templates in the coming weeks and months. Our new templates and addendums are designed to enable users to more effectively communicate the value proposition of solar and energy storage and help close more deals.

    Advanced Authentication

    • In order to further secure user data, we have implemented dual-factor authorization whereby users will be required to enter a verification code sent to their cell phone when logging in.

    Getting up to speed on the new platform:

    To help facilitate a smooth transition to our v4 platform, we are making a number of training and support resources available, including:


    Other items to be aware of:

    • The ETB team has done extensive (QA) Quality Assurance testing over the preceding weeks and months leading up to our Opt-in release. If you discover any issues, please report them immediately and we will promptly investigate and address them.
    • In the days and weeks following the v4 Opt-in Release going live, we intend to push updates and make iterative changes based on user feedback and continued testing. Please send feedback directly to your Account Manager and to Brooke Morales our ETB Developer, Product Manager at:
    • Given that our v3 and v4 sites have separate databases, our Utility Rates team will only be updating global rates on the v4 platform going forward.
    • One other huge benefit of launching our new v4 platform is that we now intend to move back to a rapid release cycle, whereby our engineering team will be pushing out new software updates on a regular, bi-weekly basis.


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