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El Futuro de la Producción de Energía Renovable
Entre el cambio climático y el Covid-19, los últimos años han pesado sobre todos los sectores del mercado, y la industria de las energías limpias no es una excepción. Aunque el deseo general de desarrollo renovable es más fuerte que nunca, el mercado de la energía limpia lucha contra desafíos crecientes.
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Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade
Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade

Faced with the need for a more efficient, sustainable treatment plant that could adequately serve its growing population and meet new discharge regulations, Johnson County Wastewater (JCW), located in the southwest portion of the Kansas City metro area, turned to Black & Veatch to help expand its Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment facility, resulting in upgrades that saved the county approximately $16 million a year.

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Key Value Drivers for Grid-Scale Merchant Storage Whitepaper
Energy storage is critical to transitioning the grid to a low-carbon future while maintaining reliability and controlling energy costs. In 2021, grid-scale battery storage arrived in full force when cumulative Battery Energy Storage System/Project (“BES Project” or “BESS”) installed capacity doubled from the year prior. Similar market growth is expected to continue.
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Creating a Reliable & Affordable Decarbonization Roadmap for California
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As utilities around the world face the consequences of the climate crisis, California’s San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) took action to address the public and regulatory policies driving governments, businesses, and utilities alike to evaluate the most viable pathways for economy-wide decarbonization.

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Green hydrogen in the Emerald Isle
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The Republic of Ireland has significant wind energy potential, with the total offshore wind resource alone being sufficient to comfortably meet the country’s electricity needs. As both on and offshore wind capacity is being developed, this resource is being utilised to generate green hydrogen as well as electricity.

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10 Steps to a Sustainable Electric Fleet
Businesses, governments, and utilities are transitioning to electric fleets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across their value chains, jurisdictions, and grids. Despite the global chip shortage and supply chain issues, electric vehicle (EV) adoption across all vehicle classes is strong.
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Decarbonizing EMEA: Green Hydrogen Pathways
Green hydrogen is created when renewable energy is used to power hydrogen production. Green hydrogen can be used as zero-carbon fuel, feedstock and energy carrier, and as a method of energy storage; thus it has a potentially profound role in the drive to net zero.
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Making the Case for Utility Private LTE Networks
Private LTE (PLTE) is quickly becoming the leading network solution for the grid edge.  With high-bandwidth, low-latency performance, PLTE is the leading technology to take on grid modernization and the surge of data from utility applications. 
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The American Rescue Plan, the Infrastructure Act and You: What’s Your Plan?
Having done more with less for so long, the water and wastewater industry finally is getting a needed injection of aid. The hundreds of billions of dollars destined for cities and counties under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) and the trillion-dollar Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) offer a once-in-a-generation opportunity for state and local governments to invest in long-delayed water, wastewater and stormwater projects.
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As U.S. Water Sector Evolves, Embracing Technology, Sustainability is Paramount
A decade later, many of those takeaways remain. Black & Veatch’s 2022 Water Report — based on expert analyses of a survey of more than 300 stakeholders in America’s water, wastewater and stormwater sectors — magnifies how so many things have grown more complex. A decade later, many of those takeaways remain. Black & Veatch’s 2022 Water Report — based on expert analyses of a survey of more than 300 stakeholders in America’s water, wastewater and stormwater sectors — magnifies how so many things have grown more complex.
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A Decade Later: Water Sector Doing More with Less
A decade since Black & Veatch first launched its annual “water report” in 2012, some of the industry’s biggest challenges linger: The sector still grapples with fading infrastructure, an aging workforce and financial obstacles. Yet the march of time has brought to light new opportunities that appeared to draw little notice a decade ago. The ascension and promise of data in driving decisions for those proactively deploying such “smart water” solutions continue to grab mindshare, and utilities are addressing the surging, pressing need for robust defenses against cyberattacks.
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Climate Adaptation Strategies Gaining Momentum Among Water Utilities
Climate change has been labeled as an existential threat, with critical human infrastructure under siege from more frequent and intense weather-related storms, flooding, droughts and wildfires. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns that water infrastructure may be vulnerable to sea level rise, saltwater intrusion and greater pollutant runoff, eroding confidence in system resilience at a time when asset hardening should be top of mind.
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2022 Water Report
A decade ago, Black & Veatch launched the first of its annual assessments of the U.S. water sector, reporting that aging infrastructure was the industry’s top challenges. That hasn’t changed, unlike so many other things in a sector that has grown increasingly complex. The 2022 Water Report finds an industry confronting opportunities and challenges – some old, some new.
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Decarbonizing EMEA: Green Hydrogen Pathways
Green hydrogen can be used as zero-carbon fuel, feedstock and energy carrier, and as a way to store energy; thus it has a potentially profound role in the drive to net zero. As a result, green hydrogen is a cornerstone of decarbonization strategies across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

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