Fueled by our dual expertise in the water and energy areas, our teams can help water clients implement additional renewable energy strategies, including small-scale hydropower and solar approaches. Black & Veatch also offers Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC). An ESPC or performance contract is an agreement for the scope development, design and construction of efficiency improvements. These improvements are created to deliver significant energy and operational cost savings – with performance of the improvements and their savings guaranteed. Projects are funded by reallocating the guaranteed savings to the utility’s budget, with no impact on the utility’s capital budget or rates. The excess savings can be put to work on other needs. In building water and wastewater infrastructure, Black & Veatch is the only energy services company (ESCO) that can perform each step – feasibility study, design-build delivery option, and monitoring and verification of performance. This means clients have a single point of responsibility for the entire project. Featured Projects Frederick Winchester Service Authority Energy Savings Contracting Davyhulme Sludge Balanced Asset Programme Tidal Energy Converter System Demonstrator 0 Related Insights Energy Planning Offers Efficiency, Cost Savings, Resilience Down the Road Technology, Trading Offer Opportunity for Managing Nutrient Discharge The Evolution of Project Delivery: The How and Why There are an estimated 240,000 water main breaks every year in the United States, and those ruptures waste between 14 percent and 18 percent of the nation's drinking water. Aging infrastructure is primarily to blame, as an estimated 40 percent of U.S. water and wastewater pipes are beyond their life expectancy, notes a recent article in WaterWorld. The article goes on to say that half of forecasted capital expenditures by water providers will cover new installation and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure Predictive Maintenance Offers Promise in Asset Management When it comes to understanding how water utilities approach asset maintenance, survey data shows that, on average, they tend to weight their efforts more heavily toward preventive maintenance. The Stormwater Resilience Roadmap: Integration of Delivery Frameworks and Financial Capacity A structured path to a paradigm shift in stormwater management can be developed by integrating an alternative program planning and execution framework, and by enhancing financial resilience through effective funding mechanisms. Collaborate with our Energy/Efficiency team. Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.