“Wind power is maturing. Creating new capacity is not just about building more; it is about increasing the generation efficiency of existing arrays, and ensuring new arrays are as efficient as we can possibly make them,” according to Clive. “Key to this is data-driven investments, extracting all the available information from target and reference sites to minimise project uncertainty and boost project value.” Clive will enhance Black & Veatch’s rapidly growing UK renewable offering with expertise in the development of second-generation wind Lidar systems, which enable wind fields to be surveyed with previously unobtainable detail and precision, revealing flow characteristics and structures that have a significant impact on the productivity and longevity of wind power assets. This is in addition to his detailed understanding of innovative resource assessment techniques. “The UK has something of a wind energy paradox. Although Britain has the largest installed offshore capacity in the world, in 2018 this only accounted for eight per cent of the overall electricity generated,” said Robbie Gibson, Black & Veatch’s UK Director for Renewable Energy. “Wind’s potential, though, is self-evident. During the last week of April 2019, one third of the country’s power came from on and offshore wind. Clive’s appointment will help us realise that potential on a sustained basis.” Clive’s appointment is a further example of Black & Veatch’s drive to provide clients with leading-edge, digitally-enabled real-time decision making, artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning expertise that will deliver predictive performance insights, and resilience across their assets. In February 2019 the company announced a tie-up with AI and machine learning experts EMAGIN. In March 2019, Black & Veatch launched a Smart Maintenance business combining technology-driven maintenance methodologies and smarter instrumentation, control and automation technology with its programme management, logistics and delivery expertise - to create digitally enabled maintenance teams. Click here to download a photo of Peter Clive. Editor's Notes: Peter Clive has more than 15-years’ experience in renewable energy engineering, encompassing solar and tidal as well as on and offshore wind. Globally, Black & Veatch has supported the development of 26 GW of wind energy and 25 GW of solar energy. In January 2019 UK energy regulator OFGEM has awarded its latest Renewable Electricity Generator Audits contract to Black & Veatch. In February 2019 Black & Veatch was awarded the Design Services Contract for the Morlais tidal energy demonstration zone. In April 2019 Black & Veatch was selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a new 150-megawatt (MW) onshore wind facility for Capital Power in Illinois, USA. Media contact MALCOLM HALLSWORTH | +44 1737 856594 p | +44 7920 701764 m | HallsworthM@BV.com 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 New Advances in Zero Emissions Vehicles Offer Promise for Work Fleets There’s no doubt that alternative fuel vehicles hold great potential to disrupt the transportation sector. But where does the commercial and industrial sector stand with adoption today? Commercial, industrial manufacturers press for sustainability, rethink energy options The changing energy landscape is prodding businesses to rethink how they use and manage electricity. 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. Predictive Maintenance Offers Promise in Asset Management When it comes to understanding how water utilities approach asset maintenance, survey data shows that, on average, they tend to weight their efforts more heavily toward preventive maintenance. 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.