“The assessments cover all forms of renewable electricity generation in the UK: onshore and offshore wind, solar, biomass/biofuels, and includes off-grid sites as well as sites with energy storage. The depth, and distribution, of our UK renewables expertise makes us ideally suited to completing this diverse range of technical audits,” commented Robbie Gibson, Black & Veatch’s new director for renewable energy in the UK. As the UK continues to reduce coal and gas generation capacity, developing an ecosystem to foster viable renewable energy generation is vital. Ensuring that the RO and FIT schemes are functioning properly is central to this strategy – which is why the Renewable Electricity Generator Audits are important. Black & Veatch has been entrusted to deliver more than 900 audits for the last six years; the latest round is likely to encompass more than 500 sites throughout the UK. “Winning the latest Renewable Electricity Generator Audits contract demonstrates continued confidence in our capabilities across the renewable energy spectrum. Among the areas we see growing in significance are helping clients optimise performance of existing wind and solar assets,” added Gibson. Editor's Notes: Globally, Black & Veatch has supported the development of 25 gigawatts (GW) of solar energy and 26 GW of wind energy. Black & Veatch and MWH joint venture MBV Energy Recovery recently completed the design/build contract for a 21.5 MW (megawatts) waste-to-energy renewable energy plant at Ince Park, Cheshire. Media Contact: MALCOLM HALLSWORTH | +44 1737 856594 p | +44 7920 701764 m | HallsworthM@BV.com24-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 How are the Largest U.S. Cities Managing Rising Costs for Water and Sewer Services? According to respondents in the 2018-2019 50 Largest Cities Water & Wastewater Rate Survey, utilities are modifying how they charge for services to address revenue stability and affordability concerns. 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.