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Our product teams meet regularly to go through new requests. Once we have verified that a request isn’t already available in the system, we change the status to Accepting votes so that more people can vote, prioritize, and give us information. This allows us to gauge demand, gather use cases, and establish impact & value.

If we decide to build a request the status will change to Planned or Started. When it’s done, the status will change to Released. Anyone who has submitted or voted on a specific request will be notified when the status of the request is updated. We will always provide an explanation as to the nature of the status update.

Unfortunately, not all requests are in line with our vision and strategy, so sometimes we reject them. When this happens, the status will be changed to Archived and we’ll add a note to let you know that it won’t be delivered.


How we choose what to implement

When we plan a release, we use many factors to help decide which suggestions to implement, including:

  • Customer feedback - there are many ways we listen for your feedback:
    formal customer interviews and other research activities
    events like Greenbyte Forum conferences and trade shows
    comments and votes on issues in Greenbyte Influence
  • CSM team insights - our CSM team knows which issues are the most challenging and most common for customers.
  • Product analytics - we track how users move through the system, which helps us understand how existing features are being used.
  • Product strategy - our long-term strategic vision for the product.
If you reach out directly to our support or customer success teams, they'll be able to look up the ideas for you, but they won't have any additional information or provide an estimate for when your item will be reviewed.


Custom applications

Sometimes you need functionality that is specific to your needs and not necessarily useful for other customers or in line with Greenbyte’s strategic goals. These special requests are addressed through custom applications, which can be developed by you, using the Greenbyte API, by third-party partners, or by Greenbyte for an additional fee. If you are interested in having a custom application built, contact your CSM.
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  1. Filter/search alerts in the Administrate page

    The list of alerts that we have is already big and still growing. Visiting the Administrate Alerts page is becoming tricky. It would be great to have a search box or filter to make searches easier, such as on the Users page.

    2 votes

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  2. Plain text notifications for Alerts

    For Stops Greenbyte can email notifications in plain text format that are easily processible for other systems (unlike the HTML type messages with nice layout). I would like this to be extended to Alerts, shouldn't be a large job I guess??

    3 votes

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  3. Connecting alerts to tasks (acknowledging and commenting)

    For monitoring purposes it would be of great benefit to be able to ackonowledge and connect alerts with corresponding tasks. Alerts can come and disappear with a different scheme than statuses if the conditions are met. This would make it possible to have task comments appear at the status codes and the corresponding alerts at the same time. This would increase the overview about situations we want to be aware of.

    17 votes

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  4. Make it possible to view Alerts in Data Studio

    Users will often have to go into data studio to investigate the underlying signals behind an alert. However, it is not possible to see Alerts on the status overview the same way you can see stops, warnings, communications outages, or curtailment. This would make it much easier to analyze the Alert.

    7 votes

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  5. Alert schemes to include Days of the Week scheduling

    Alert Schemes to include Days of the Week.
    Noise Curtailment schedule need to also respect working hours. I.e the Turbines need to be curtailed Monday-Friday evening, Saturday Afternoon and Sunday full day.
    This is Especially important for UK wind farms that have to protect "Amenity". (a special kind of noise curtailment for sensitive sites near neighborhoods in rural areas) Where infringement of "Amenity" must be reported on and followed up.

    8 votes

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  6. Use metadata for alert conditions

    I would like to use a metadata field (site and device) as an alert condition. In this case the capacity meta data field.

    Anyone who has more user cases where a similar scenario applies - please add your comments!

    At present, alerts can only be configured based on absolute values (e.g. MW) and not relative values (%). This means for every new site added certain alerts (e.g. grid curtailment) need to be duplicated and adjusted for the site specific absolute values. It would be easier if alert rules could be defined based on relative values and made applicable to all…

    3 votes

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  7. Alerts: Allow users to manually end and/or delete alerts

    We often have the case that alerts are not closed properly or are just generated for testing so manual editing is needed which only GB support can do at the moment. As alerts are user generated (by certain rules), it should be possible to edit and delete them.

    10 votes

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  8. Alarms: Copy/ Duplication function

    It would be useful to be able to duplicate or copy alarm rules.

    Use Case: I just built an alarm that selects only solar device meters - it took me 35 minutes to go through each site ( I used the search tool) to select only the meter devices - I was able to add one condition - because - they are linked by an “AND” - I need to go back and in order to make another alarm will have to manually select all meters again - taking an additional 35 minutes to select all of the meters will…

    4 votes

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