“Our status as a consultant combines BOLD game-changing transmission line design with Black & Veatch’s proven engineering and deployment expertise to help deliver on the promise of a new era of power transmission,” said Dave Abrams, Executive Vice President and Director of Power Delivery at Black & Veatch. “BOLD is a significant step forward from conventional line design, and we are eager to begin putting it to work for clients.” Black & Veatch’s designation as a BOLD consultant comes as utility clients are working to meet rising customer demand for reliability and managing the increasing physical constraints of rights-of-way limitations. The company’s most recent Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Report highlights increased focus on transmission and distribution (T&D) investments, driven largely by efforts to connect more renewables-based power generation to the grid. Relative to conventional 345-kilovolt power lines, BOLD can provide up to 60 percent greater power-carrying capacity, potentially lowers line losses by as much as 33 percent, and reduces structure height by up to 30 percent. The design’s use of a compact delta phase bundle arrangement has demonstrated the capability to reduce ground-level magnetic fields by up to 50 percent. Editor’s Note: Black & Veatch representatives will be on-site in Denver, CO during the 2018 IEEE PES T&D Conference & Expo, April 16-19, to discuss BOLD and the benefits it brings to the industry. Visit company experts at Booth #645 at IEEE. Black & Veatch Media Contact Information: CHRISTOPHER CLARK | +1 913-458-2778P | +1 816-674-0572M | ClarkCA@bv.com 24-HOUR MEDIA HOTLINE | +1 866-496-9149 0 About Black & Veatch Black & Veatch is an employee-owned, global leader in building critical human infrastructure in Energy, Water, Telecommunications and Government Services. Since 1915, we have helped our clients improve the lives of people in over 100 countries through consulting, engineering, construction, operations and program management. Our revenues in 2017 were US$3.4 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. 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.