Hosting Capacity Check

For low and middle voltage distribution networks

An automation tool for self-service evaluation of the available network hosting capacity

Let your customers find the available network hosting capacity on their own

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 Hosting Capacity 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.

Live-examples of the Hosting Capacity Check implementation

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 the asset type for which you want to find the available network hosting capacity

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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3 reasons why you’ll love our tool for network hosting capacity evaluation

Less workload

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.

Seamless integration…

…with your website and the follow-up processes. The look and feel of our HCC 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 HCC, 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.

envelio Kunden Bayernwerk Michael Wittmann
Michael WittmannSenior Product Owner Digitalization

We currently process approximately 10,000 connection requests per month to medium and low voltage grids through our web interface for non-binding determination of the nearest possible grid connection points. The automatic connection determination by envelio (HCC) enables our customers to quickly identify potential connection points on their own. This significantly improves the quality and the implementation rate of the projects. At the same time, we were able to substantially reduce the overall processing time of connection requests. The HCC is therefore a crucial component in achieving the climate protection targets in our grid area.

Janis Albert, Enervie Vernetzt, envelio customer
Janis AlbertControl and Assets Management, Grid Optimization at ENERVIE Vernetzt

After automating the technical evaluation of the available grid capacity, we were able to significantly speed up our connection request processes. We have reduced our workload in the areas of grid planning and grid connection services, and our customers are happy their requests are now processed faster.

Michal Holan EG.D
Michal HolanSenior Project Manager at EG.D

In cooperation with envelio, we managed to deploy two digital solutions in our IT landscape – Online Connection Check and Connection Request.
Online Connection Check has been used by more than 80,000 of our customers since the beginning of the year, and this confirms the great interest in connecting renewable sources to our distribution system. This is also why we are happy to offer our customers an online, intuitive tool.
Connection Request, on the other hand, is used for faster processing of customer requests, and here we found that the new process is twice as fast as our previous system thanks to Connection Request.

DSOs who implemented Hosting Capacity Check

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Common questions we hear about 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.