Any Project, Any Size, Any Phase of the Lifecycle
In addition to maintaining an aging grid, utilities are facing new challenges as today’s energy landscape is evolving. Changing generation sources and new renewables integration, in addition to shifting load centers and distributed energy resources (DER), are requiring new transmission paths. Environmental and right-of-way (ROW) challenges have utilities looking to maximize existing infrastructure.
Black & Veatch provides innovative and cost- effective solutions to these complex challenges. We offer any combination of engineering, procurement, and construction, as well as supporting services and program management. Our broad experience and proven history provide efficient planning, routing, design, and construction solutions to minimize environmental impact, ensure reliability, and meet your stringent cost and schedule requirements.
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- Detailed Design
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- NERC Alert Assessment & Remediation
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We enable the delivery of safe and reliable power through effective planning, design, procurement, construction and management of global infrastructure.
- Routing and Right of Way
- Illuminator Tool ™
- GIS Route Selection
- Public Outreach
- Expert Testimonies
- Agency Consultation
- Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN)
As complex environmental regulations present some of the biggest challenges to project success and implementation of sustainable solutions, greater levels of innovation and collaboration are required to support the needs of an increasingly mobile, urban and affluent world. Whether it’s driving the decarbonization of industries and supply chains on a global scale, to alleviating flood risks, improving air quality and remediating hazardous waste, we deliver the outcomes you need.
Black & Veatch has been innovating literally since our earliest days building America’s heartlands and infrastructure throughout the world. Every project we undertake harnesses the latest advances in materials, project management and sustainability to bring our clients the best quality, efficiency and safety -- the things that matter most when it counts, where it counts.
Black & Veatch is a certified consultant and provider for AEP's patented breakthrough BOLD overhead line design. Our consultancy extends past the United States into India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, and we are the exclusive design consultant of this technology in Asia.
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Transmission Replacement Project Ensures Reliable Power
Replacing and maintaining aging infrastructure is important for the power industry to continue to deliver reliable and resilient power. Xcel Energy recently replaced and repaired some transmission and distribution structures near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on the side of a steep canyon above the heavily trafficked I-70 corridor. This transmission replacement project ensures a reliable power future for Glenwood Springs.
Thousands of Miles of Lines Under Our Belts
Duke Energy, Hancock Road/Monteverde – Winter Garden EPC Project
Black & Veatch was the EPC contractor for this project consisting of a new 230 kV – 69 kV substation, a new double-circuit 69 kV line, and rebuild of existing lines and substations. The project team overcame challenges to minimize project delays and executed with an exceptional safety record of ZERO recordable injuries.
New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) Program
Black & Veatch is providing Program Management Services to Central Maine Power (CMP), who is to develop, construct, own and maintain a 1,200 MW +/- 320 kV high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission to tie into hydro generation from Canada. The project DC T-Line connects from the Canada - U.S. border in Quebec (approximately 150 miles) to a new direct current-to-alternating current converter station in Lewiston, Maine. To interconnect the HVDC line with the bulk power systems in New England, CMP intends to develop 30+ miles of 345 kV AC transmission lines, rebuild a 115 kV AC transmission line and upgrade associated substations.
Barren Ridge 230kV Renewable Transmission Project
Black & Veatch was selected as Contractor’s Engineer for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) project, which constructed a new 61-mile 230kV double and triple circuit transmission line. The project also upgraded the existing 230kV transmission line between the Haskell Canyon Switching Station and Rinaldi Receiving Station and added a fourth 230kV circuit between Castaic Power Plant and the new Haskell Canyon Switching Station.
The Barren Ridge Renewable Transmission Project allows the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to access the Tehachapi Mountains and Mojave Desert wind and solar resource areas. This is a key component to meet LADWP's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) goal of 33 percent renewable generation by the year 2020.