Industries We Serve: Biomass Facilities Campuses & Institutions Data Centers Learn more District Heating Fertilizer Plants Learn more Food & Beverage Learn more Heavy Manufacturing Metals & Mining Learn more Military Campuses Learn more Petrochemicals & Chemicals Pulp & Paper Tech Companies Featured Projects Michigan State University, T.B. Simon Power Plant East Lansing, Michigan The T.B. Simon Power Plant is a 99.3 MW cogeneration facility operated by Michigan State University (MSU). Serving as Engineer-of-Record, Black & Veatch has designed, engineered and constructed a variety of projects for MSU, including campus integration of distributed generation options and Smart Grid technologies. Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus – Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Buffalo, New York Black & Veatch is designing and assessing the financial and energy efficiency impacts of a community microgrid for a 120-acre campus comprised of several medical institutions and research centers. The core of the microgrid is an intelligent 5 MW CHP solution. Learn more Koch Enid Water Treatment Project Enid, Oklahoma After performing technical evaluations and developing preliminary process designs, Black & Veatch designed a water treatment system that receives tertiary wastewater from the city’s wastewater treatment plant, and treats it for reuse within the fertilizer plant. Learn more Spirit AeroSystems Arc Flash Model Expansion Wichita, Kansas Performing a fault current reduction study of the auxiliary electric system, and quantifying the potential arc flash hazards on all of the electrical buses. The facility has over 200 substations and thousands of breakers modeled in over 30 models. Black & Veatch leveraged our ASSET360® platform to capture the constantly changing manufacturing operations, as well as developed an app on the platform to allow the Spirit employees to quickly find the most current relevant arc flash data ensuring a safer work environment. Featured Content Key Factors and Issues for Utility CHP Development Traditionally, combined heat and power (CHP) plants have been owned and operated by industrial and institutional owners who have enjoyed the efficiency benefits of onsite CHP. With lessons learned from the power supply issues created by Hurricane Sandy, industrial and institutional owners are more focused on distributed generation, including CHPs, as means of obtaining a reliable, resilient and efficient source of energy. Evaluating CHP Projects: Benefits and Challenges According to the U.S. Department of Energy , the 2016 U.S. electricity markets included 81 gigawatts of installed combined heat and power (CHP) capacity in approximately 4,300 industrial and commercial facilities. While most media coverage is on solar photovoltaics, electric vehicles, microgrids and net metering debates, the role of CHP may in fact represent one of the most significant long-term trends that will affect electric distribution. Microgrids Can Significantly Lower Operating Costs for Water Utilities Energy is one of the most significant operating costs for a water or wastewater utility. Microgrid implementation at certain water or wastewater utility sites can produce sustainable energy that provides significant long-term cost savings. Shell Microgrid Doubles as Research Lab for Testing New Energy Solutions Black & Veatch designed, procured and constructed a microgrid for Shell, which is using it to generate power while it also serves as a working test lab to explore advancements in renewable energy. Industrial & Institutional Client Services Brochure 0 Related Insights With Grid Modernization, Utilities Poised For Most Visible Transformation The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. FLNG Solutions Prove To Be Much More Than Potential It was roughly a decade ago when the initial introduction of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) solutions sought to help bring uneconomic gas reserves offshore, such as those in remote locations, to the market. Over the past few years, however, we’ve watched as offshore FLNG capabilities have moved closer to the mainland, offering a very flexible and economical solution to operators looking to offload their supply around the world. Four Big Trends in Gas-to-Power Hold Promise for U.S. Market Major energy shifts are afoot, and the United States will play a critical role going forward. The EIA projects that by 2022, the U.S. will become a net energy exporter, according to its newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2018. For natural gas, this shift will happen even earlier, around 2020, the EIA says. Market Strives to Deliver Over Pipeline Challenges As if the persistent low-price environment wasn’t enough, rampant natural gas production in the Appalachian and Permian Basins is ramping up concern that pipeline take-away capacity can’t keep up. This comes as the United States natural gas industry prepares to enter one of its strongest growth periods to date, driven by increasing global demand for low cost natural gas supplies and growing domestic demand for cleaner energy sources. Southeast Asia’s Journey Toward a Cleaner Energy Future Strong economic growth, low gas prices and environmental goals are transforming natural gas demand in Southeast Asia. Ready to Learn More? Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.