Below are the core steps to create a new siting project in Anderson Optimization and find suitable land for renewable siting near a substation or line of interest.
Create a new project to greenfield around a substation(s) or line(s) of interest.
Select project type
Fill in project details
Select primary substation or line assets to build project around (Not sure which method to use? Try selecting a sub or line from the map.)
Finish creating the new project
Find land nearby and add parcels to your project. Group multiple parcels together into combined project territories.
On the newly created sub or line project, Search for land near substation(s) or line(s) using the parcel search tool
Use this to find relatively large parcels, relatively close to the target grid infrastructure
Add additional parcels directly from the parcels map layer to fill in holes/add additional land near good anchor parcels
As needed, group together multiple parcels into a 'site/project area' using the super parcel tool (this will help make it easy to see total site acreage and correctly apply internal site boundary setbacks when the buildable area analysis is run).
Quickly analyze key environmental/infrastructural hazards for all parcels and create constraint maps/calculated buildable acreage based on those constraints and user-input setbacks.
Run the Buildable Area Analysis on the project to analyze all parcels on a project at once for key hazards
View the constraint maps and hazard drawings created through the analysis
Check out the calculated buildable area (acres) for each parcel
Manually remove hazards or exclusion areas, as needed
Hone in on the best parcels through these different tools to review parcels and identify the best parcels for renewable development.
Export all key data from a siting project to seamlessly continue downstream work. Export project map/constraint maps, landowner information/parcel data, and PDF reports.