Black & Veatch has produced results on more than 500 projects and over 60,000 megawatts in hydropower design. HydroVision Sessions featuring Black & Veatch Professionals Hans Naeff Benefits Obtained through Rehabilitation and Up-grade, #2K2 Wednesday, July 24, 8:30am-10:00am | Room 11090 Developing a Public Cost Model for Off-River Pumped Hydro Energy Storage, #2C1 Wednesday, July 24, 11:00am-12:30pm | B110/111/112 Stephane Lecina Assessing the Operational Health of Aging Penstocks, #PG-TH01 Thursday, July 25 11:00am-12:30pm | Conference Lobby Jay Anders The Modular Powerhouse: Cost Effectively Developing Low Head Hydro, #6K2 Thursday, July 25, 1:00pm-2:00pm | Room 11090 Warren Paul A Real-World Comparison of Battery and Hydroelectric Pumped Storage Energy Storage Technologies, #5H1 Thursday, July 25, 3:00pm-4:30pm | Room B114 Gordon Butte Pumped Storage Hydro Project × HydroPower and Hydraulic Structures Brochure Download Small and Micro Hydropower Brochure Download Spillway and Outlet Works Cutsheet Download Hydropower Asset Management Brochure Download Pumped Energy Storage White Paper Download Pumped Storage Hydropower Brochure Download Modular Hydropower System Cutsheet Download Twin Falls Powerhouse Redevelopment Iron Mountain, Michigan There were two primary issues at Twin Falls dam: inadequate spillway capacity and an aging powerhouse. Black & Veatch solved both by providing design and project management. New spillway gates were installed and a new powerhouse was built on the opposite abutment of the dam from the existing plant. By building on the Wisconsin side of the river, the old facility on the Michigan side was able to remain in operation during construction. Learn More Arlington Outlet HydroPower Project Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX The Arlington Outlet has a design capacity of 200 million gallons per day (mgd) and is used as a discharge point to supply Lake Arlington. Pressure-reduction valves at the outlet had been burning about 154 feet of head to dissipate energy prior to discharging. Black & Veatch provided permitting, engineering, construction management, and commissioning services, to take advantage of the wasted energy by adding a new hydroelectric turbine generator at the Arlington Outlet. Learn More Lower Baker Unit 4 Powerhouse Concrete, WA A new operating license issued for the Baker River Project called for flow releases from the Lower Baker Dam to improve movement of migratory fish. To help optimize the use of the Baker River water resource for power generation while accommodating the flow release requirement, Black & Veatch designed a new powerhouse and other hydropower components as part of the design-build team for the Lower Baker Unit 4 Powerhouse project. Learn More Lewis River Fish Passage Systems Southwest Washington Clean hydroelectric energy is a key part of many renewable energy portfolios in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Anadromous fish runs in the very rivers that produce hydroelectric energy are a defining characteristic of the unique environment of the region. Two Black & Veatch projects on the Lewis River in southwest Washington are helping to preserve both hydropower capacity and the natural environment. Learn More 0 About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. Related Insights Engineer 2.0: An idea whose time has come The Artificial Intelligence (AI) genie is not going back into the bottle; leaving the world to contemplate how best to manage this most potent, yet controversial, tool. The water sector’s response has many parallels with reactions to AI more broadly: we are certain AI has benefits, are less sure about how to realise them, and wary of unintended consequences. When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability? Regardless of industry or product, the effective use of water carries huge weight for plant operators and other decision-makers who must pit emerging social calls for sustainability against the money on hand to make it happen. Hydropower Strategic Alliances: How Producers Can Benefit Strategic alliances with hydropower producers are a natural fit for asset management programs. They can be set up broadly to help producers maintain organizational stability, reliability, and financial performance. Asia Pacific's 'Digital Utilities' of the Future In addition to environmental and social challenges, water utilities in Asia Pacific are faced with the complexities of non-revenue water, underdeveloped or aging water infrastructure and growing expenditure. Digital transformation may offer the water industry the opportunity to provide reliable and sustainable water supply by optimizing distribution systems, treatment efficiency and asset management. Energy Planning Offers Efficiency, Cost Savings, Resilience Down the Road As energy costs continue to rise and more states adopt regulatory incentives and disincentives that drive large-scale sustainability and efficiency efforts, it is expected that utilities will become more aggressive in their approach to managing energy.