Black & Veatch Wind Solutions Pre-Planning Policy/regulatory guidance, rates Power purchase agreement support Feasibility studies Reviews — Fatal flaw, environmental desktop, constructability Planning/Development Wind resource assessments Microwave studies Federal Aviation Administration impact analysis Siting/permitting, licensing support Technology selection Technical, environmental, financial due diligence Interconnection/Transmission Interconnection studies, applications Transmission power flow studies, routing, site selection Substations/related transmission infrastructure Implementation Engineering — Conceptual/detailed design and reviews, construction specifications Procurement — RFP development, bid evaluations, negotiations support Construction — Management/monitoring BOP EPC delivery Commissioning Owner’s Engineer Operation Remote monitoring/diagnostics (M&D) Featured Projects Foote Creek Repower Black & Veatch is engaged in a full repower project involving 13 4.3 MW WTGs. The company is providing late stage owner's engineer/development solutions, balance of plant construction support and other services to replace the entire turbine assemblies. Additional activities include technology evaluation, WTG siting, performance estimates, conceptual designs, decommissioning and repower estimates, tower design, foundation analysis, interconnection options evaluation and design, and information for analysis. Michigan Wind Program Learn More Black & Veatch performed the initial siting study that identified the area around Huron County as the most feasible for wind energy development in DTE Energy's service territory. The company assisted DTE in developing a strategy for wind resource monitoring and land easements and coordinated the installation and operation of multiple meteorological towers. The data from these towers generated monthly updates to the client that provided timely information for analysis. Emporia Energy Center Learn More Black & Veatch provided Westar Energy with conceptual planning and power supply modeling for its Kansas Wind Generation project. Along with a Black & Veatch designed power generation plant, the project is providing the backup generation reserves that Westar can call on for its wind energy program. With the added transmission upgrades that Black & Veatch helped Westar make, these peaking units help serve as backup to the wind generators, maximizing the value of wind to Westar and its customers. Cardinal Point Wind Project Learn More Black & Veatch is implementing balance of plant engineering, procurement, and construction services for the 150 MW Cardinal Point Wind Project, including the substation and interconnecting transmission line. Once completed, Cardinal Point will provide sustainable clean energy in the region, and expand the client's footprint in North America. Featured Insights 5 Things to Consider When Planning for Repowered Wind in Your Generation Portfolio It’s no secret that repowering can offer new life to North America’s aging wind fleet. With an average lifespan of 20-25 years, wind turbines installed in the early 2000s are nearing their end-of-life, making aging assets top of mind for many in the industry. READ NOW Making Wind Farms More Productive Underperforming wind farms are putting some owners at risk, but Black & Veatch is helping to combat this issue by devoting more research and data into the site selection process. READ NOW 0 Related Insights Commercial, industrial manufacturers press for sustainability, rethink energy options The changing energy landscape is prodding businesses to rethink how they use and manage electricity. 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 Sustainability and Automation: Two Megatrends Reshaping the Commercial & Industrial Space After a significant focus on investments in labor productivity, forward-looking data from the 2019 Strategic Directions: Commercial & Industrial Report reflects a projected shift in sustainability investments towards IT, data and communications infrastructure. Let’s Embrace Distributed Infrastructure to Decrease Power Outages For outages caused by a loss of power, data center operators now have an opportunity to reverse the trend, and more importantly associated declines in revenue and brand power. 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 Wind Energy team. Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.