Substations | Black & Veatch

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Deploy physical and digital infrastructure efficiently and reliably with end-to-end substation design and construction solutions from industry leader Black & Veatch.

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Flexible and Reliable Substation Solutions

The grid must evolve to support today’s shifting energy demands. Substations are at the forefront of that evolution, and the time for utilities to act is now.

At Black & Veatch, we’ve been leading substation innovation since the 1940s. From substation planning, configuration, siting and permitting to design, construction, and commissioning, leverage our experience and skillsets to meet your goals today and into the future.

Explore Our Substation Capabilities

We can conceptualize, plan, site, design, procure and construct any air-insulated substation configuration in the industry today, including current communication and smart grid technology. Our experience serving as engineer and as engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor allows us to anticipate challenges and propose technically sound and economically viable alternatives. We also offer expertise in related facilities such as static VAR compensator (SVC), capacitor bank and high voltage direct current (HVDC) systems.

Because of the large size of some new air-insulated substations, our creative GIS solutions often provide the best alternative when considering the environment, cost and aesthetics. Our seasoned professionals specialize in GIS design and construction and blending facilities into the surrounding locale.

As legacy substation infrastructure reaches end of life, power demands shift, and advanced technologies emerge, opportunities have never been more ever-present for utilities to innovate. Leverage our design and construction experience and knowledge of the latest technologies to increase cost savings, achieve efficiency gains and reach sustainability goals through substation upgrade and retrofit solutions.

Intelligent automation technology gives utilities better monitoring and control, while ensuring efficient and reliable transmission and distribution networks. Black & Veatch can design and deploy the latest technology for substation automation and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) for more efficient, secure and intelligent systems.

A substation is a critical component of data center grid connection. It allows power from the local utility to be interconnected as a power source. However, with the huge demand for renewable power integration into the electric grid, the waiting list is a long one, and data centers can often be built long before the utility will be able to build infrastructure to power them. The solution? Building a substation owned by the data center. Learn more.

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