To meet the demands of the electric grid, utility companies are searching for ways to improve efficacy. With rolling power outages causing increased stress on the electric grid, utilities are feeling the pressure to find solutions. One efficiency-boosting method utilities can implement is the early integration of engineering and construction within the engineer-procure-construct (EPC) delivery model. While integrating engineering and construction can happen during any utility project, collaboration between engineering and construction teams is often more seamless in an EPC model. This coordination results in smoother and more successful project execution — achieving reduced costs, accelerated schedules and better project performance.