The advantages of deploying microgrids are abundant, with sustainability and reliability leading the charge. These are easy to communicate on a community level, but have more specific benefits when installed at military applications. Following on from U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) initiatives aimed at deploying more renewable energy, the cost-savings, distributed energy resource (DER) applications and energy security benefits be gained cannot be overlooked.
The annual Black & Veatch Strategic Directions: Smart Cities & Utilities Report explores progress made across the smart city and smart utility landscape. This year’s report examines how modern, digital infrastructure is being used to optimize operations and create a sustainable future for our cities and utilities.
Black & Veatch’s 2017 Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Report explores the progress made across the power generation and delivery sectors as they continue to adapt to ongoing changes, such as the proliferation of renewable energy, a changing regulatory outlook and heightened focus on investment, infrastructure and regulation.
For 21st Century utilities data is the key to ensuring that this vast, and ever increasing, asset base can meet the needs of customers and regulators. More data, better data and - most importantly - better data analysis, to provide the insights to outperform financial and operational targets.
Black & Veatch’s 2017 Strategic Directions: Water Industry Report examines how data analytics, consumer education on infrastructure modernization and a more comprehensive view of sustainability are helping water utilities gain ground on legacy challenges.