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What changes will be made in the August 2017 web services 9.0 release? Follow

The Portfolio Manager web services 9.0 schema release will take place on August 13, 2017, with beta release occurring on June 12, 2017, and will include the following elements. For more information, please register for the webinar on the 9.0 schema release changes (Tuesday June 13 at 2 PM EDT) here.

  • Demand Tracking
    • The following two fields will be incorporated into the METER CONSUMPTION services (PUT, GET, POST) and user interface (UI) for Electric-Grid meters:
      • Demand – This input is optional and will cover the rate of using electricity for each bill. This will be measured in kilowatts (kW).
      • Demand Cost – This input is optional and will cover the cost that you are charged for electric demand on each bill. This is a subset of that bill’s electricity cost.
    • Added Metrics – The following five metrics will be added to the UI and the Get-Metrics call:


User Interface Metric Name

Web Services Name

Energy Performance Metrics

Annual Maximum Demand (kW)


Annual Maximum Demand (MM/YYYY)



Annual Maximum Demand (Meter Name (Meter ID))



Cost Performance Metrics

Annual Demand Cost ($)



  • Property Use Inputs
    • New Score for Ice Rink in Canada – New use details will be added under the Ice Rink Property Type and will be used to support the implementation of an ENERGY STAR score for ice rinks in Canada with the 9.0 live release. Note that this will not be available in 9.0 Beta.
    • Existing use detail to be kept:
      • Gross Floor Area
    • New use detail inputs to be added:
      • Number of Indoor Ice Rink Size
      • Total Rink Surface Area for All Rinks
      • Months Main Indoor Ice Rink in Use
      • Total Number of Weekly Ice Resurfacing for All Rinks
      • Number of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Workers
      • Number of Curling Sheets
      • Spectator Seating Capacity 
  • Use details to be removed
    • Weekly Operating Hours
    • Number of Workers on Main Shift
    • Number of Computers

The new use detail characteristics will be added to new and existing “Ice/Curling Rink” property uses.   For existing property uses, the “Current As Of” date used for the new characteristics will be the earliest date entered for the pre-existing Gross Floor Area characteristic.

Default values will be applied to the newly added use detail fields for existing Ice/Curling Rink property uses.

  • Other web services changes
    • The POST /account web service will be removed from the LIVE environment. This removal will not affect the “POST /customer” web service, which will remain available in both the LIVE and BETA environments. The service is being removed to improve account management consistency between the UI and web services.
    • Annual Factor Update - Revised cost and emissions data, and re-assigned weather stations based on most recent market data. There are no changes to user inputs or schema, but metrics may be affected.
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