Proven Expertise for New Energy Solutions
In the face of trends like the rapid deployment of renewable energy and declining natural gas prices, your infrastructure doesn’t just need the technology to meet today’s new energy demands—it needs the expertise.
Trust Black & Veatch for end-to-end distributed generation solutions. With us, design, construct, and integrate distributed energy sources that meet the needs of your stakeholders, your budget, and your communities.
Explore Our Distributed Generation Capabilities
Your project team will include integrated resource plan specialists and cost estimators, and, as a technology-neutral provider, we work with all technologies at every scale to identify the best solution. The greatest value to our clients is establishing a clear path from conceptual design to commission and operation of your CHP. A comprehensive plan combined with proven implementation strategies saves time and money. Our evaluations detail critical project milestones and possible issues, as well as financial, operational, and environmental considerations.
- Combustion turbines
- Reciprocating engines
- Fuel cells
Utilities, communities, and energy consumers are actively investigating microgrids as a solution for reaching sustainability, resiliency and cost-certainty objectives. Microgrids support greater levels of intermittent renewable resource integration and enhance energy security for mission-critical facilities and operations.
Black & Veatch provides planning, design, and construction services for microgrids of all sizes and needs, including:
- Off-grid rural electrification and energy management
- Community and/or campus-level projects that provide resilient, sustainable, and cost-effective power supply
- Island systems that boost economic development by reducing dependence on imported fuel and energy and/or replace aging assets
- Non-transmission alternatives that negate the need for specific transmission upgrades
- Connected communities and smart cities
Black & Veatch can support solar energy needs for both customer-sited and utility-owned projects. Our goal is to find the best solution to meet the business requirements and operational needs of our clients. A full-service approach unites engineers, consultants, policy experts, construction managers and execution resources to create a tailor-made program to fit your needs.
- Rate structuring
- Development of renewable incentive programs
- Siting and interconnection studies
- Distribution system planning
- Feasibility studies
- Technology selection
Black & Veatch offers a customizable, turn-key battery solution to satisfy quality, safety, and functional requirements. With extensive containerization design experience, established relationships with equipment suppliers, and flexible Balance of Plant (BOP) capabilities, our integrated solution provides a simplified approach to your energy storage projects.
- EPC at utility scale and distributed scale
- Construction: open shop, union
- Turnkey or owner-furnished equipment
- Monitoring, operations, and maintenance
Distributed Energy Solutions in Action
World Leader in Banking & Finance Finds Value in Distributed Energy Resources
Our client set goals to achieve emissions reduction of 50% from 2005 levels and power their global operations with 100% renewable energy in order to improve the reliability and resiliency of power supplied to their financial centers throughout the United States. This goal not only improves their business continuity, but also lowers the carbon footprint of these centers by utilizing telecom infrastructure, distributed EV charging, battery energy storage, solar PV, and other distributed energy assets to reduce their reliance on traditional power supplies.Read More
Shell Microgrid Doubles as Research Lab for Testing New Energy Solutions
Thomas Edison's invention of the electric lightbulb changed the world. But he also advocated energy conservation and once said, "I'd put money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”
Shell isn’t waiting. Black & Veatch designed, procured and constructed a microgrid for Shell, which is using it to generate power while it also serves as a working test lab to explore advancements in renewable energy.Read More