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 Wholesale Markets: Decentralization Abounds, More Customer Focus Needed Utilities traditionally have followed load, investing in assets when demand required it. Today’s wholesale markets are starting to push them in a different direction. Instead of load, utilities are being forced to follow their customers, and load doesn’t always come along with them. That’s leading to a wholesale market that’s becoming as decentralized and disaggregated as generation itself. The Business of Electricity: Will Distribution Markets Dominate? Imagine customers, third parties and perhaps even utilities participating in a market in which their investments in renewable energy and other forms of DERs could be monetized. The uptake of clean energy would dramatically accelerate, creating new opportunities for innovation and an open, inclusive energy economy. Energy as a Service: Power Without the ‘Plant’ When ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft began disrupting the taxi business a decade ago, taxi operators scoffed and said consumers weren’t ready for such a radical approach to their entrenched business model. Finding the Right Power Generation Mix As ratepayers continue to seek more renewable energy integration, the electric industry is struggling to create the optimal mix of fuels that will economically meet sustainability goals. Boosted by a slew of factors – including decreasing costs, advancing technologies, new carbon-reduction policies, consumer pressure and regulatory support – renewables show no sign of slowing down. But their ability to provide reliable, consistent baseload power remains firmly in doubt because of the inherent intermittency of wind and solar photovoltaic. 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. Collaborate with our Wind Energy team. Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.