Services Advanced System Planning We use cutting-edge technology to perform analytical services, from interconnection studies to short circuit analysis to load flow studies. We focus on close client interaction and communication to complete comprehensive, detailed studies tailored to provide a clear roadmap for project success. Load Flow. Load Forecasting. Reactive Power and Compensation Studies. Stability Study. Grounding Analysis and Mitigation. Reliability Assessment. Ferroresonance Avoidance and Mitigation. System Design and Operational Audit. High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Technology High-voltage direct current (HVDC) provides an efficient means for moving bulk power over long distances. When considering HVDC options, our clients benefit from our extensive planning, design and construction experience. Specific experience includes engineering for converter stations up to +/- 320kV, using voltage source converter technology. We’ve also implemented converter stations up to +/- 500kV using commutated converter technology. Overhead & Underground Transmission Power delivery challenges are consistently growing in complexity. A variety of factors are driving the need for overhead and underground transmission lines to move electricity more efficiently. Learn more about our overhead and underground transmission experience. Power Quality Effectively managing voltage levels and power quality across the grid is critical to reducing system losses, conserving energy and managing peak demand. With greater levels of intermittent and varying resources connecting to the grid, power quality is essential to maintaining reliability and effective grid management. Black & Veatch has constructed more than 175 voltage and VAR support projects and has completed more than 150 capacitor bank installations, providing our clients with proven project execution capabilities. Project and Program Management Effective management is critical to a successful project. Our extensive project management resume includes thousands of successful projects that meet client budget and schedule expectations while also improving project safety and providing clients with cost-saving innovations. To be successful, we use LEAN principles and the latest scheduling and management tools to oversee and coordinate the many moving parts of a project. Our GIS-based management tool, IlluminatorTM, is an intuitive and efficient platform for clients, contractors, and design teams, allowing collaboration on a single project or an entire program. Using Illuminator, the project team can quickly access statuses and pertinent project information anytime and anywhere from a variety of devices. Smart Grid Applications The growing number of interactive “smart” devices on the power grid requires an integrated approach to system planning, including telecommunications. It’s the best way to ensure that all grid assets operate in a reliable, cost-effective manner. Protection and control infrastructure. Voltage regulation equipment. SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) upgrades. AMI (advanced metering infrastructure). Smart meter infrastructure. Smart Analytics Programs. Customer Systems. Substations & Grid Interconnections We enable reliable and secure grid operations through the design and construction of robust substation and related interconnection facilities, ranging up to 500kV. Learn more about our substation and grid interconnections experience. 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