Power

Power Delivery

Black & Veatch teams provide expertise in every technology - including transmission and substations, high voltage direct current, renewables interconnection, smart grid applications and voltage and VAR support.

Power Delivery

A modern grid requires modern solutions and technologies. To build the grid of the future, clients must make efficient use of their existing facilities, adapt to ever-changing generation sources, and be able to integrate greater amounts of intermittent renewable resources, all without sacrificing reliability.

Black & Veatch is a full-service engineering provider with in-house procurement and construction capabilities. We also provide expertise in substation siting, transmission line-routing, all types of permitting, and all environmental areas.

Our professionals help clients navigate complex regulatory requirements, such as NERC-CIP and FERC Order 1000, justify critical capital investments, and provide advanced system planning for a wide range of needs. With offices across the US and around the world, we have a breadth of resources to support any size project or program. Operating in diverse locations means our professionals have a deep knowledge of the local issues facing our clients.

 

Services

  • Advanced System Planning

    We use cutting-edge technology to perform analytical services, from interconnection studies to short circuit analysis to load flow studies. We focus on close client interaction and communication to complete comprehensive, detailed studies tailored to provide a clear roadmap for project success.

    • Load Flow.
    • Load Forecasting.
    • Reactive Power and Compensation Studies.
    • Stability Study.
    • Grounding Analysis and Mitigation.
    • Reliability Assessment.
    • Ferroresonance Avoidance and Mitigation.
    • System Design and Operational Audit.

     

  • High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Technology

    High-voltage direct current (HVDC) provides an efficient means for moving bulk power over long distances. When considering HVDC options, our clients benefit from our extensive planning, design and construction experience. Specific experience includes engineering for converter stations up to +/- 320kV, using voltage source converter technology. We’ve also implemented converter stations up to +/- 500kV using commutated converter technology.

  • Overhead & Underground Transmission

    Power delivery challenges are consistently growing in complexity. A variety of factors are driving the need for overhead and underground transmission lines to move electricity more efficiently. Learn more about our overhead and underground transmission experience.

  • Power Quality

    Effectively managing voltage levels and power quality across the grid is critical to reducing system losses, conserving energy and managing peak demand. With greater levels of intermittent and varying resources connecting to the grid, power quality is essential to maintaining reliability and effective grid management. Black & Veatch has constructed more than 175 voltage and VAR support projects and has completed more than 150 capacitor bank installations, providing our clients with proven project execution capabilities.

  • Project and Program Management

    Effective management is critical to a successful project. Our extensive project management resume includes thousands of successful projects that meet client budget and schedule expectations while also improving project safety and providing clients with cost-saving innovations.

    To be successful, we use LEAN principles and the latest scheduling and management tools to oversee and coordinate the many moving parts of a project. Our GIS-based management tool, IlluminatorTM, is an intuitive and efficient platform for clients, contractors, and design teams, allowing collaboration on a single project or an entire program. Using Illuminator, the project team can quickly access statuses and pertinent project information anytime and anywhere from a variety of devices.

  • Smart Grid Applications

    The growing number of interactive “smart” devices on the power grid requires an integrated approach to system planning, including telecommunications. It’s the best way to ensure that all grid assets operate in a reliable, cost-effective manner.

     

  • Substations & Grid Interconnections

    We enable reliable and secure grid operations through the design and construction of robust substation and related interconnection facilities, ranging up to 500kV. Learn more about our substation and grid interconnections experience.

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