Services Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Energy As solar photovoltaic (PV) becomes the fastest growing form of energy generation on the globe, the capital cost associated continues to decrease. Solar projects are quickly reaching parity with other forms of new generation. They also tie in seamlessly with various Microgrid and distributed energy resource (DER) projects, which makes solar an attractive option for “Smart City” initiatives. With deep industry leadership in project development, independent engineering and bankability, construction only and complete solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC), we can provide planning and execution of rooftop and distributed solar projects, as well as management of distributed solar on the grid and in communities. We’re also a leader in concentrating solar thermal technologies. Wind Energy How can you be sure that your site is ideal for wind energy? Wind Resource Assessments analyze all factors associated with your project site, weighing the environmental data to make your wind development project more bankable and drive certainty in your future revenue stream. As regulations and incentives change over the course of time, and facilities need repowering or replacement, a highly experienced partner can guide the process toward optimized output and revenue. Understanding the market, various regulatory program changes, and geographic considerations is critical to a successful project. Black & Veatch can assist with site selection, environmental permitting, financial due diligence for owners and financiers, and transmission and interconnection support. Biomass and Bioenergy We are one of the most broad-based providers of bioenergy systems and services in the world. We have provided services for more than 125 bioenergy projects in the United States and more than 60 in the UK. Our projects have included a wide variety of applications and fuel sources, including conventional combustion, co-firing, combined heat and power, gasification, pyrolysis, plasma arc, anaerobic digestion and torrefaction. Hydropower Black & Veatch has delivered more than 500 projects, representing more than 50,000 megawatts in hydropower design worldwide. We offer a comprehensive suite of services that align with the life cycle of a project. Single-source solutions allow clients to focus on their businesses and simplify an otherwise complex project/program. Learn more about Hydropower and Hydraulic Structures. Marine Energy With our dual expertise in the energy and water industries, we’ve worked on tidal and wave power projects for more than a decade. We’re helping investors, project and technology developers, utilities, and government agencies to convert the power of the ocean into energy. Photo Gallery 0 Related Insights Distribution Planning: More Twists and Turns Ahead Planning for today’s distribution networks is a little like driving down a foggy road at night. Knowing what’s ahead and having more visibility makes a ride like that easier, but the clarity those two conditions provide is lacking for utilities and other players in the power sector as they travel toward a modernized grid. Executive Summary Rising demand for clean and sustainable energy has made this one of the most dynamic and exciting moments in the history of power supply. It's also one of the most vexing: Across diverse geographies, and even more diverse stakeholders, there are both opportunities and deep challenges to meeting the social and economic goals tied to the reliable, resilient supply of quality power. Global Renewables: From Utah to the United Nations, Renewables Power Up From C-suites and state capitals to international governments and the United Nations, leaders of the world’s most influential economies are codifying the role of renewables in an increasingly sustainable power generation mix. On the government side, leaders in China, Europe and elsewhere are on a growing list of American states in setting ambitious renewable portfolio standards (RPS) targets. Renewables Surge, Changing Policies Expected to Drive Investment in Transmission Surging growth in renewables and efforts to increase resilience will drive millions of dollars in new transmission investment over the next five years, according to Black & Veatch’s 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report survey. Survey results found that 37 percent of respondents see renewables as the top driver in new investment, followed by resilience and reliability (28 percent). As More Fleets Electrify, Standing on the Sidelines Not an Option for Utilities As electrification of fleets emerges as the next frontier in the EV market, Joe Halso — legal counsel for the environmental advocate Sierra Club — lauded Minnesota regulators and electric utility giant Xcel Energy for refusing to stay on the sidelines. Collaborate with our Alternative & Renewable Energy team. Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.