The interest in drone technology by electric, water and natural gas utilities is growing at a rapid pace, and this relatively new application for utilities seems positioned to eventually become a best practice as the usage is woven into more projects.
To help demonstrate to clients greater levels of sustainability and reliability, Black & Veatch constructed a microgrid to power the company’s Innovation Pavilion at its World Headquarters in Overland Park, Kan.
Liquefying natural gas at sea is proven commercially and technically. Originally conceived as complex mega-scale developments, smaller and alternative floating LNG vessels can improve commercial viability.
The ability to produce LNG onboard a floating facility significantly reduces the cost and time required to monetize and deliver natural gas to market. In addition, because FLNG units can be redeployed, once “stranded” gas reserves can now be monetized and help meet the growing demand for energy in markets worldwide.
It’s the classic chicken-or-the-egg question. If attempting to revolutionize the auto industry, do you introduce the car or the supporting infrastructure first? For Joel Ewanick, the answer was obvious – get the infrastructure in place.