“The Hybrid Electric Building® represents a new class of resource for balancing the grid and our commitment to meeting higher demands for efficient energy,” said Susan Kennedy, CEO of AMS. “Working with a trusted EPC partner like Black & Veatch allows us to integrate more renewable resources on the grid.” Black & Veatch and AMS are deploying battery storage systems that will reduce peak energy consumption from local utilities. The systems decrease the need for additional power plants, and reduce electricity costs for host customers. The latest design can provide back-up power for critical infrastructure, like safety systems. Black & Veatch and AMS are deploying battery storage to reduce peak energy consumption from local utilities. The latest design can provide back-up power for critical infrastructure. “AMS is at the intersection of smart and sustainable energy system design,” said Maryline Daviaud Lewett, Director of Business Development, Black & Veatch. “They recognize that meeting client reliability, revenue and capacity goals requires an experienced partner. Black & Veatch is lending our integrated power market expertise to help meet evolving energy needs in California and beyond.” Hybrid Electric Buildings® represent a different approach to back-up power. This solution drastically reduces the amount of power that a building consumes from the electrical grid during peak times, while freeing up capacity for other uses. Black & Veatch is designing and building battery storage solutions to enable AMS to integrate and optimize renewable energy sources for large municipal agencies, such as the Irvine Ranch Water District and Inland Empire Utility Association. About Advanced Microgrid Solutions Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) is an energy platform and services company that assesses, designs, develops, finances, aggregates, optimizes, and monetizes portfolios of distributed energy resources (DER) to maximize customer value, provide dynamic grid and utility services, and earn revenues in wholesale energy markets. AMS’s business is powered by its industry-leading Transactive Energy Management Platform, which AMS and its partners utilize to offer compelling and innovative energy management services to customers, utilities, and asset owners and operators. To learn more, visit www.advmicrogrid.com and follow us on twitter: @advmicrogrid. Black & Veatch Media Contact Information: CHRISTOPHER CLARK | + 1 913 458 2778p | 1 816 674 0572 M | 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 2018 were US$3.5 billion. Follow us on www.bv.com and in social media. Related Insights UK Power Market: Flying a kite, the 100% renewables myth 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. Designing Mines with Water in Mind Climate change, a growing global population and accelerating urbanization are deepening concern over the world’s water security. From Drones to Senders: Innovation Gaining Sway Among Electric Utility Leaders With their infrastructure graying and renewable energy posing growing threats to their customer bases and bottom lines, electric utilities are awakening to the power afforded by dynamic advances in construction, from the deployment of drones to innovative construction practices. Amid the prospect of a continued shift to decentralized, digital grids and the broadening appeal of increasingly affordable solar power systems, electricity suppliers no longer have the luxury of resisting change or delaying the adoption of next-generation power delivery. Catalyst for Clean Energy In this year’s 2019 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Report, we explore the sector’s weightiest topics and offer insights driven by survey input from hundreds in the industry and our decades of experience serving the natural gas marketplace.