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​Updated June 16, 2021

​Current project status

​The project is on track and estimated to go live in April 2022, to coincide with the release of the 2022-2023 Implementation Manual.

  • Overall, BPA’s Energy Efficiency staff is deeply involved in the design and testing of the new system.

  • BEETS is in the Execution Phase consisting of configuration, development and testing.

  • Development of BEETS’ eleven system programs (e.g. Unit Energy Savings, Option 1 Custom Projects) and eight functional areas (dashboards, invoicing, etc.) continues.

  • Of the eleven programs, two have been fully configured and tested, six are being tested currently, and the remaining three are on target to be tested in June and early July.

  • For customer feedback throughout the project, BPA created a focus group comprised of nine customer utilities.

  • Of the eight functional areas, four are in development and will be ready for testing in July, and the remaining four will be ready for testing in late July and early August.

​Introduction

The BPA Energy Efficiency Tracking System, or BEETS, will be BPA’s new energy-efficiency invoicing and reporting system and will replace Interim Solution 2.0. The goal is to deliver a solution that enables BPA and its Utility Customers to optimize our conservation acquisition process through submitting, managing, tracking and reporting energy-efficiency activity in one location.

The current solution, IS 2.0, comprises multiple systems that lack available data visibility to our utility customers, only supports limited workflows, and requires a significant amount of cross-system integrations that are challenging to manage. 

BEETS will improve BPA’s energy-efficiency invoicing and reporting process by providing a(n):

  • ​Improved user experience that is work-center focused.
  • Centralized data located in one system with consistent terminology.
  • Individualized settings and visual management.
  • Organized suite of measure offerings with clear requirements for supporting documentation.
  • Automated workflows and verification checks for real-time program updates.
  • Visual dashboard with visibility into application progress, budget and payments.
  • Ability to invoice at utility’s convenience.
  • Self-serve and enhanced reporting in real-time.
  • On-demand, cloud-based solution that is easier to update and configure.
​Who implements BEETS?

BPA is working with Applied Energy Group, or AEG, to configure a cloud-based software solution called VisionDSM. AEG is an East Coast-based company, specializing in energy-efficiency consulting and has implemented energy-efficiency software solutions nationwide.

​Schedule
​What is changing?
​What this means for you

​No action is requested of you now; we wanted you to be aware of what’s ahead. More detailed information about what’s changing, what it means for you, and support and training details will be released here later this year.

​Questions? Please email EEMarketing@bpa.gov or contact your energy efficiency representative.