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 When Water is the Product, How Do We Afford Sustainability? Regardless of industry or product, the effective use of water carries huge weight for plant operators and other decision-makers who must pit emerging social calls for sustainability against the money on hand to make it happen. 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