Automating with Leap's Universal API
Quickly build and scale your Leap-powered grid services operations. Our universal API works across regions and programs enabling real-time energy trading, advanced meter management, automated dispatching and more.
The Leap platform connects your distributed energy resources to energy markets to earn revenue while creating a cleaner, more resilient grid.
Why Integrate with Leap
Integrate once, scale to all markets & programs.
Generate new revenue in real-time markets and quickly expand to new regions & programs
Scale across markets and programs while automating operational processes
Ensure accuracy by eliminating missed dispatches & human processing errors
Meter Journey & Use Cases for Automation
Meters are the basic units of inventory providing grid services. Meters represent your end customers and the devices sitting behind the utility meter which will enroll in grid services programs to unlock revenue and support the grid by responding to dispatches.
Below is the journey that meters typically follow as they go from data authorization to active participation on the grid and finally to reporting and monetary settlement. Highlighted under each stage are the relevant automation scenarios and use cases.
|Connect Meters||Manage Meters||Bidding||Dispatching||Reporting & Analytics|
|Leap Connect Flow|
(simply embed URL into your workflow or email)
|Sync Meter Updates|
Idle, Disenroll, & Re-Participate Meters
|Bid in Energy Markets*||Automate Dispatching||Performance & Interval Data|
* Leap also offers Managed Bidding to schedule Standing Bids on your behalf
Where to Start - Initial Use Cases
Most partners start with the two use cases below in order to get the most value out of the initial integration:
- Automate Dispatching - Automate the receiving and processing of dispatch notifications
- Sync Meter Updates - Sync data with your internal systems and know when an action is required
Making Your First API Call
Check out our Getting Started guide for step-by-step instructions on getting up and running quickly and making your first API call directly within your browser through our API Reference documentation.
Updated 19 days ago