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Distribution Modernization

Distribution Modernization

Your customers expect their power to always be on.  But, with Distributed Energy Resources (DER), electric vehicles (EVs) and cyber threats straining an aging distribution system, this modern convenience could falter if left unchanged. Make the most of your investments by leveraging advancements in communication and technology to gain new insights and control in how you engage with customers and deliver power. 

Black & Veatch helps utilities plan, design and build modern, digital distribution systems with the latest communications infrastructure, technology applications and analytics tools to accommodate growth and flexibility for an evolving energy landscape.  

Black & Veatch takes a future-forward perspective to plan, design and build the distribution system that meets the energy demands of tomorrow. 

Distribution Planning, Design & Deployment

We use proven planning and modeling techniques to evaluate your existing distribution system, understand its current capabilities and design upgrades to meet current and future demand.  With engineering, procurement and construction experts, Black & Veatch uses an integrated delivery model to upgrade your distribution system in the most efficient way possible.

Distribution Automation

From the operations and control center to the Internet of Things (IoT) devices installed in the field, Black & Veatch provides end-to-end planning, implementation and integration for all operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) applications.  Our solutions include:

  • Advanced Distribution Management Systems (SCADA, DMS, DERMS, OMS)
  • Volt/VAR Control and Optimization
  • Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR)
  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Smart Inverters, & Edge Devices
  • Cyber & Physical Security
  • Data Analytics

Field Area Networks

To support advanced monitoring, control and automation, utilities need reliable, low latency networks.  We’re actively working with industry partners to solve spectrum challenges and find network solutions that meet mission-critical requirements for resiliency.  Our services include proven PMO services, RF planning and design, land services and site acquisition, engineering, procurement and construction for wireless and fiber optic networks. Our digital services are complimented by system integration, analytics, and software tools that bridge the complex and connected future with the actionable intelligence you need today.

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