The influx of renewable energy is also driving significant investment in T&D, with close to half of utilities planning to add a substantial amount of renewable energy generation (44 percent solar photovoltaic; 43 percent wind turbine) to their systems in the next five years. As a result, investments are rising sharply as utilities actively reallocate capital expenditure (CAPEX) away from new generation assets and toward transmission and distribution and renewables. “Expanding our team of power delivery experts allows Black & Veatch to continue to deliver unparalleled expertise and innovative solutions for some of the largest utilities around the country," said Scott Dicks, Vice President and Project Director for Black & Veatch’s power business. “Our strategic growth in these critical markets enables us to deliver vital power delivery infrastructure and resources to clients and communities where resilience and delivery of sustainable power are at a premium.” The company’s power business, which provides comprehensive planning through construction and commissioning services of electric transmission and distribution, is growing steadily and is uniquely positioned to deliver on challenging T&D projects: Black & Veatch has been awarded major infrastructure projects with Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO) on their Capital Grid and White Flint Substation Projects. These gas-insulated substation projects will help provide upgraded infrastructure at critical locations throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C., while also bolstering service to Exelon Corporation customers in these areas. The Boston office provided engineering, design and construction management on a number of high-profile transmission line and substation projects in the Greater Boston area, and also served as an engineer on the nation’s first offshore wind project. Editor’s Notes: Black & Veatch opened a new power delivery office in its Wilmington, Delaware location. Designed to meet growing client demand for power delivery services on the East Coast, the office will support local and regional power projects for Exelon Corporation’s East Coast utilities, including Atlantic City Electric, Delmarva, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BG&E), Peco and PEPCO. Black & Veatch marks the 60th anniversary of its operations in Orlando, Florida this month. The Orlando office opened in 1958 with six professionals; today, the office employs more than 70. Orlando team members provide design, procurement and construction services for power delivery, water and telecommunications projects in the southeastern United States and around the country. Clients include Duke Energy, the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), and the Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA). Black & Veatch is celebrating the five-year anniversary of its power delivery operations in the Boston area, with plans to expand its staff to more than 40 professionals by the end of 2018. Black & Veatch's Boston team members provide project management, construction management, overhead transmission, underground transmission and substation engineering services for local and regional clients such as Avangrid, National Grid, Eversource and Vermont Electric, among others. Black & Veatch’s Westmont (Chicago) office opened in 2016 and has near-term plans to expand to 20 professionals. 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