Austin, Texas (March 20, 2024) – In an effort to meet the needs of utilities to modernize grid integration and meet compliance with regulatory mandates, Electric Power Engineers (EPE) announced the release of an updated tool tailored for Hosting Capacity Analysis and Heat Mapping, aimed at meeting the requirements of FERC Order No. 2023.  

As the energy sector faces a significant transition, FERC Order No. 2023 ushered in the need for utilities to adopt more efficient approaches to generation interconnection procedures and agreements. This tool not only meets compliance requirements, but can assist with reducing queue backlogs, identifying optimal connection points, and supporting development of planning scenarios.  

Key features include hosting capacity analysis using proprietary software, InSights, heat mapping offering a dynamic visual representation of available capacity, and customized compliance solutions from GIS mapping for interconnection studies and thermal constraints analysis, and ongoing data updates and maintenance.  

“Our latest offering not only simplifies compliance with FERC Order No. 2023 but supports utilities in maintaining visibility of system hosting capacity for both generation and load,” said Ahmed Rashwan, director of transmission planning and operations at EPE. “The tool is a comprehensive solution that allows for layers of customizations based on the data and needs of the utility.”  

Beyond compliance, EPE’s other software offering, ENER-iTM, seamlessly merges complex data across your organization through live integration with GIS plus operational and contextual data sets essential for modeling the energy grid. To schedule a consult, about software solutions that can help support your compliance and grid modernization efforts, visit epeconsulting.com/contact.