Distributed Energy Resource Hosting Capacity Estimation and visuAlization 


As the power grid accommodates an increasing number of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), issues such as overloading and hot spotting have become prevalent. To address these challenges, our project focuses on developing a user-friendly web-tool to assess the power grid's capacity for hosting DERs effectively. By leveraging advanced optimization techniques and data analysis, our tool will provide dynamic visualization capabilities tailored to the San Francisco Bay area. The ultimate goal is to empower utilities and industrial stakeholders to make informed decisions about DER integration, ensuring grid safety, reliability, and resilience.

Community Benefit 

Our project holds significant promise for the community by addressing critical issues in power grid management and energy sustainability. By providing a user-friendly web-tool to assess the hosting capacity of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), we contribute to ensuring the safety, reliability, and resilience of the power grid. Communities stand to benefit from improved grid efficiency, reduced risks of overloading and hot spotting, and better integration of eco-friendly energy sources. Ultimately, our initiative supports the community's transition towards a more sustainable and resilient energy future, safeguarding both environmental and economic interests.  

Team Members

Sponsored By

  • National Energy Renewable Laboratory