The hosting capacity map display is a high level estimate of the available hosting capacity for adding distributed generation. Hosting capacity is defined as the amount of generation that can be accommodated at a point on the distribution system without requiring mitigations such as specialized inverter settings or infrastructure upgrades. This map is one tool you may use to help assess the available hosting capacity in a given general location.
The determination of the amount of generation that can be accommodated at a point in the distribution system can include several steps, with more specific and more accurate information becoming available as the effort and expense to provide that more specific information increases. A detailed engineering design cost study determines the exact amount of generation that can be accommodated at a given location as well as the mitigations required to interconnect the generation capacity under review. The hosting capacity map is offered free of charge and correspondingly is not as accurate as the next steps for obtaining more specific information. Also, the map is taken from data as of a moment in time and updated annually, and may not reflect current conditions in a given area. The map is being provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for the established interconnection process.
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