An automation tool for self-service evaluation of the available network hosting capacity
The consumer interest in small-scale PV systems, heat pumps and e-chargers has been growing exponentially, and so has the workload for the distributed system operators.
Our self-service Online Connection Check tool for hosting capacity evaluation helps DSOs reduce the strain on the daily operations. Embed an interactive network capacity map directly on your website and enable your customers to do the pre-application research for the suitable grid connection point on their own.
How it works
Yes, it is THAT easy for real.
Step 1: Define location
Your customer specifies the location for the planned DER installation by either entering the exact address or selecting geo coordinates directly on the interactive map.
Step 2: Select asset type
By default, our tool includes photovoltaic, charging station, wind turbine or combined heat and power assets. Further assets that are unique to your supply area can also be added.
Step 3: Enter asset capacity
Lastly, your customer enters the capacity of the system they are planning to connect to your distribution network. The system recognizes automatically based on the previously defined asset type if it’s the generation or consumption capacity.
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Live-examples of the Online Connection Check implementation
3 reasons why you’ll love our tool for network hosting capacity evaluation
Your customers can perform pre-application research of the available network hosting capacity and determine if a grid connection for the selected area is possible or not completely on their own, so that you don’t need to do this for them.
…with your website and the follow-up processes. The look and feel of our OCC tool can be easily customized to become one with your brand. Plus you can connect it to your customer portal to improve your customer digital journey.
Better customer care
Why should hosting capacity checks be any more difficult than ordering takeout or shopping online? With OCC, you will create a superior digital experience for your customers by making it easy for them to complete a normally complex task within just a few minutes.
Common questions we hear on our hosting capacity evaluation tool
Yes, absolutely, it can cover both. Your data are the engine behind the tool, and if you operate medium-voltage as well as low-voltage grids, then the tool will support both.
The answer is short and sweet – yes. We will work with you to customize it as you need it, so that your customers won’t tell even the slightest difference.
Sure. Say, your customer has determined the best suitable connection point for them and without further ado, wants to submit an application for this point. You can couple the OCC with your own online application form so that the two steps are connected in a seamless workflow.