VIDEO: Powering the Charge for Electric Cars × Online Project Management Tesla Supercharger sites require large electrical switchgear designs that supply 500 to 1,000 kilovolt-amperes (kVA). Tesla is in most U.S. states, and a majority of electric utilities impose a different set of rules for compliance. Black & Veatch provided a solution to this challenge with rapid deployment of large, concurrent and geographically diverse telecommunications infrastructure. Black & Veatch was able to meet Tesla's demand for rapid installation of the Supercharger technology. The two companies collaborated on the development of an online project management tool. The tool allowed team members to monitor progress through real-time status reports and a map view of project sites across the United States. Black & Veatch took the development lead on the Supercharger sites through design, permitting and construction. Once constructed and energized, Tesla engineers guided the commissioning of the Supercharger equipment and final validation of site functionality. “Black & Veatch has been a key partner on the rollout of the Supercharger network specifically in three main areas: the speed at which they move, the scale at which they can operate and the quality of their work. Overwhelmingly, it’s been a very positive experience.” Mateo Jaramillo, Director, Powertrain Business Development, Tesla Motors, Inc. Visit our Mobility page to learn more about smart transportation solutions. 0 Related Insights 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. Liquefied Natural Gas Continues Growth Trajectory While Challenges Linger In the United States, it’s become somewhat of a modern gold rush: drillers racing to free deeply trapped natural gas to quench rising global demand, fueled by an accelerating migration away from coal and the desire for cleaner-burning, greener power options. Related Project Stories Redevelopment and Restoration of Abandoned Industrial Site Brings Back Native Wildlife Black & Veatch partnered with the State of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control to go beyond their initial cleanup assignment to develop a solution that focuses on long-term sustainability and natural resource management for all living creatures in the Yorklyn Valley region. New Ulu Pandan Demonstration Plant Sets the Global Standard for Water Innovation The Ulu Pandan Wastewater Treatement Demonstration Center has a treatment capacity of 12,500m3/day, and serves to test advanced water treatment technologies before deploying them on a larger scale at Tuas Water Reclamation Plant in the future. Industrial Wastewater Treatment Keeps Power Facilities Compliant A large utility located in the Midwest needed to build a low volume wastewater (LVW) treatment system to improve to two of its coal-burning plants necessitated by the Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) rule. Holistic Public Safety Radio and P25 System Upgrade Brings Long-Term Value Lake County, Illinois, partnered with Black & Veatch to assess, evaluate and develop their P25 radio system. Consolidated Network Improves Communications for Baltimore County Agencies Baltimore County, Maryland combined existing public safety and public works radio systems to improve communications capabilities for all County departments.