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Access world leading power experience to lower your energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint.


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We know power generation and delivery

Energy is one of biggest operational costs of the mining industry. Reducing your exposure to energy risks is critical while sustainability and decarbonization commitments present additional complexity in how you plan and operate your power infrastructure.

Depending on the mine location, access to reliable supply may not be sufficient. Load shedding, for example, in some developing countries could pose a significant risk and directly impact production, or the remoteness of the site could require a substantial investment in building reliable transmission across difficult terrain. Generating power at or near site can be an attractive proposition in some cases, reducing long term operational costs while also taking direct control in reducing your emissions and other environment impacts. 

We help you assess and deliver across all your options, focusing on designing a solution that lowers your capital and operational costs while balancing the reliability, resilience and carbon footprint of your energy choices. You access a world leading team of mining and power experts -- in fact, the full bench of Black & Veatch -- who understand all aspects of power generation and transmission while allowing you to consider all your integrated infrastructure such as water, digitization and asset management, and fleet electrification. 

Find out how we can be your partner in sustainable mining.

Expertise to lower costs and carbon emissions

Since the 1980s when we pioneered software that cut in half the time it took to design and build a power plant project, or worked with NASA on solar technology in the 1970s, we have been consistently at the forefront of innovation in the power sector, focused on lowering costs for our clients and delivering sustainable outcomes.

When you partner with Black & Veatch you tap into the world's leading experts in renewable energy, battery storage, microgrid development and management, low-carbon fuels and hydrogen, electric vehicles and charging infrastructure, advanced nuclear, carbon capture and so much more. This specialized experience improves the cost certainty of your investment, optimizes operational expenditures at the mine and can improve your license to operate by deploying the latest renewable and low-carbon technology.  

We also solve connectivity challenges. Transmission lines and substations are the vital link that allows for high productivity at mines. We have built transmission lines across some of the world’s toughest terrains. Our teams use innovative approaches to provide planning, routing and construction solutions.

And we integrate your infrastructure with advanced communications infrastructure and software solutions, helping you predict outages and keep your workers safe.

Better Outcomes

Access unsurpassed experience in all forms of new and traditional power technologies to create highly accurate scopes, cost estimates and schedules through to the delivery of reliable and resilient power solutions that lower operational risks and save money. 


Partner with us to develop and implement decarbonization programs to achieve intermediate and long-term zero-emission goals across all aspects of your energy use and infrastructure.


Our expansive view of safety and prevention together with detailed and efficient planning are at the heart of successful projects.

Full Breadth of Power and Energy Solutions

As a leader in the power engineering and construction industry for more than one hundred years, we have experience delivering power solutions across all traditional and emerging technologies. Our expertise across technologies drives smooth project development and seamless, innovative project execution, resulting in reliable, compliant high-performance plants. We partner with you to provide cost and schedule certainty, and efficiently move you through each stage of your front-end loading process. 

Our experience spans across all aspect of power infrastructure; these include:

  • Conventional Power including natural Gas - combined cycle and cogeneration / combined heat & power (CHP), clean energy fuel conversions.
  • Renewables including solar, wind, hydropower, and geothermal.
  • Transmission including both overground and underground transmission lines stretching hundreds of miles, substations, and renewable integration.
  • Distributed Generation including microgrids, energy storage and bioenergy along with grid management tools.
  • Hydrogen and alternative fuels.
  • Decarbonization road mapping and fleet electrification.
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