Power-Intensive Site Selection
Saturday, July 01, 2023
An ongoing industrial revolution fueled by digitalization, decarbonization, and electrification has changed the conversation on energy and prompted a race to the grid in many parts of the country. Fast-tracked industrial projects are now the norm as project teams navigate increased construction costs, inflationary financing, supply chain challenges, and increased competition. Speed is currency. Yet, hastily engineered timelines and ravenous electricity specifications can come at a cost, including the elimination of good sites and project delays.
“Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.” — Wyatt Earp
When siting a new manufacturing facility, best-guessing load requirements can often lead to delayed schedules and potential production setbacks. Electrical equipment lead time, engineering backlogs, as well as transmission and capacity constraints make underestimating load requirements in today’s environment particularly unforgiving.