The UK's capacity market auctions are intended to ensure security of electricity supply. The most recent auction, while successful in awarding contracts for new generating capacity, was far from the giant leap that many were expecting. Peter Hughes, Black & Veatch`s Director of Business Development for energy in Europe, considers what is necessary to ensure the system creates a more robust energy supply.
The NIST Framework is built around five “Core Functions” that are intended to help organizations develop an operational culture that addresses enterprise cybersecurity risk. Each core function includes three-to-six subcategories.
Most power utilities are compliant with regulatory standards for protecting the bulk electric system. However, vulnerabilities exist beyond these regulations and a coordinated, multi-tiered security risk framework is essential for proactively mitigating risks across the entire utility enterprise.
The Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report investigates the progress made by communities and utilities as they continue their evolution toward smarter infrastructure. Around the globe, cities and utilities are beginning to see tangible results from preliminary efforts and are gaining confidence in what a smart city can be.
Global oil and gas shipper Exmar will meet the rising demand for alternative, clean fuel with the world’s first proven Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Unit (FLNG). The FLNG unit can be moored in calm waters near shore to convert gas from onshore.
The combined cycle project involves adding heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) on each combustion turbine to capture the waste heat and convert it to steam, which powers a new steam turbine generator and adds to the features of the plant.
The Mindanao region of the Philippines faced near daily power shortages in both the wet and dry seasons. With hydropower accounting for more than half of the region’s electric generation capacity, power was often available for only 12 hours a day and economic growth in the region had been limited.
Oregon families cannot really see what Portland General Electric (PGE), with the help of Black & Veatch, is doing for them and their communities. But there is a difference in their environment thanks to a diverse, safe, reliable supply of electricity.
Among the largest power generation projects in the world, the 4,800 megawatt (MW) Kusile Power Station includes significant planning and execution complexity