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 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. When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability? Regardless of industry or product, the effective use of water carries huge weight for plant operators and other decision-makers who must pit emerging social calls for sustainability against the money on hand to make it happen. 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). Collaborate with our Industrial & Institutional team. 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