Our Services

Interconnection & Siting

Finding sites for your projects that work from both a physical and electrical perspective can be daunting. With experience performing site and injection capability analysis, FastGrid can help you increase your success rate by providing information that will enable you to make informed project development decisions earlier in the process. Armed with this value-added information, you can focus your project development efforts, save time, and avoid unnecessary development spend. With experience in all major utilities, RTO’s, and ISO’s, FastGrid has the knowledge to help you navigate this difficult process.

Interconnection Assistance

  • Injection capability studies
  • Pre-Feasibility studies
  • Site specific cost estimations
  • Regional screening studies
  • Injection analysis of up to 4,000 injection points
  • Interconnection request documentation preparation
  • Technical representation with utility/RTO/ISO

Planning & Analysis

  • Area prospecting support
  • Analysis of injection points based on your criteria
    • Size
    • Location
    • Voltage
  • Site analysis
    • Slope
    • Energy output
    • Buildable area
  • Transmission/Power Flow analysis
  • Contingency analysis
  • NERC TPL and MOD studies
  • Reactive power flow analysis
  • Transient/Post Transient stability analysis

Development Engineering

Project development is time critical. As your development engineering partner, we understand your position because we have walked in your shoes as developers ourselves. Often times a quick “no” is better than a long, drawn out “maybe”. FastGrid will align with you and your objectives, working collaboratively to move your project forward. A sample of our services in this area include:

  • Site assessment
  • Preliminary design & layout
  • Proprietary energy solar + storage modeling
  • Energy production estimates
  • Single line diagrams
  • Technology assessment
  • Budgetary estimates

Development Support

The project development process can be exhaustive requiring expertise across multiple disciplines. Oftentimes, firms reach a point where a capability is needed, but not available within their immediate team. We understand, because we have been there. FastGrid is here to serve as your development support partner and create solutions to keep your project and its milestones on track. We leverage our industry experience and extensive relationships to help you identify and engage the right capabilities, at the right time. A snapshot of our capabilities include:

  • EPC, vendor & equipment identification & qualification
  • Contract exhibit creation & composition
  • Partner identification/guidance/recommendation & arrangement for:
    • Civil engineering
    • Structural engineering
    • Geotech
    • Corrosivity engineering
    • High Voltage engineering
    • Substation design
  • Development capability gap solution/support
  • EPC, vendor & equipment price discovery
  • PPA support/advisory
  • Capital raise support

Owner's Engineering

It is critical that your owner’s engineer is performing as your partner, safeguarding your interests, leveraging decades of experience to identify risks, capitalize on efficiencies, and reach critical milestones successfully. FastGrid is well positioned to fulfill this role, and a few areas that we offer support include:

  • Vendor & equipment identification & assessment
  • RFQ pre-screen, drafting, delivery, coordination
  • Pre-bid meeting arrangement
  • RFP composition, administration & evaluation
  • Contract exhibit creation and finalization
  • Contract negotiation
  • Construction oversight & administration
  • Commissioning coordination & oversight
  • O&M arrangement & scheduling

Detailed Engineering

Our team of experienced electrical engineers are armed with the ability to provide the technical knowledge necessary to bring your project through construction to operation. Whether you are an EPC who needs a strong partner to support your client, or you are a developer or asset owner that requires a nimble and collaborative engineering firm, FastGrid can deliver solutions. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Engineer of Record (Licensed in 38 states)
  • 30/60/90/IFP/IFC design sets
  • Permitting
  • Protection devices & fault current studies
  • Lighting design
  • Arc flash and load flow studies
  • ETAP and AMPCalc
  • Peer review
  • As builts
  • Testing & commissioning

Program Management

We find from time to time that some of our clients are seeking a partner that can not only design and engineer, but also drive a project from start to finish and coordinate all critical components of a solar or storage solution. FastGrid has the ability to complete a project for you, from “soup to nuts” encompassing all of our capabilities. Key elements and approach include:

  • Full suite of development engineering
  • Full suite of development support
  • Full suite of owner’s engineering
  • Full suite of detailed engineering
  • Non-biased solution development strictly for your project
  • Construction administration budget and oversight
  • Verification of execution to technical documents
  • EPC management
  • Schedule management

Benefits include:

  • No typical exit at NTP avoiding lost momentum, project knowledge and value erosion
  • Returns are safeguarded, analyzed and monitored
  • Single point of responsibility for entire project cycle
  • Decisions are made based on a long-term view of what’s best for the client and the project
  • Continuous capital stewardship
  • Reduced involvement with peripheral parties reduces costs

LET’S MOVE YOUR PROJECT FORWARD

We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your project.  Please contact us and let’s set up an introductory and complimentary discussion.