Leidos: AMPLIFY – Application Management Platform for Energy Efficiency Programs | Leidos
The AMPLIFY platform is directly at the nexus of energy efficiency and customer service, which makes it an exceptionally valuable product. It solves a real-life challenge — the barriers perceived by consumers in filling out rebate paperwork — that prevents energy projects from getting done and prevents consumers in participating in energy efficiency.
AMPLIFY is Leidos’ application management platform product. The software is designed to improve the participation experience as well as the accuracy of reporting in commercial energy efficiency programs. It reduces the multi-hour task of completing an energy efficiency rebate application and compiling all the necessary documentation to a few minutes.
The platform lets users select proposed equipment, determine their program eligibility, and submit a completed application. It allows for near real-time tracking of energy savings capture and pipeline analysis. The software also screens equipment and project details to ensure compliance with published program guidelines.
The online application allows participants to directly configure their projects through a series of intuitive steps that utilize user-friendly features such as drop-down menus and search functions. The AMPLIFY software allows non-experts to configure a custom energy efficiency project with precise savings estimates, and then receive a near instant pre-approval. Independent program evaluators in multiple states performed a technical evaluation on AMPLIFY that revealed near perfect realization rates, according to Leidos.
Leidos calls AMPLIFY “the Turbo Tax of the commercial lighting industry” because the software gives commercial customers easier access to their portion of approximately $2 billion in annual rebates. By enabling facility owners to capture program rebates that offset the often higher cost of efficient technologies, the platform pushes the market toward greener technologies, Leidos says.
The software’s five components include a CRM/utility account to monitor potential energy efficiency projects and house eligibility information, a tracking and reporting system that documents the application process, and an automated application submission that facilitates instant pre-approvals. There is also an extensive manufacturers’ equipment specifications database as well as a component that automates the process of applying for energy efficiency rebates for non-residential lighting projects anywhere in the United States and Canada.
To date, Leidos has validated more than 12,000 commercial equipment applications, verified 750,000 megawatt hours in annual energy savings, and approved $120 million in incentives. In addition, Leidos conducted more than 300,000 lighting estimates with AMPLIFY and the underlying technology. More than 50 FORTUNE 500 companies are using the software as part of their facility investment strategies.