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Five Steps to a Successful NERC-CIP Low-Impact Assessment
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Recognizing the growing threat that cyber-attacks pose to the national power grid, the U.S. federal government is working to strengthen its protection of our critical infrastructure. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. utility sector faces millions of attempted cyber intrusions per day.
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Smart Infrastructure Can Unlock Water Efficiency in Mining
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Water management is a critical part of any mining operation, and the impact and cost of mismanagement are becoming increasingly high as miners are held to a stricter level of accountability by stakeholders. Missteps in water management not only increase a mine’s power and operational costs, but they can do irreparable harm to a mining company’s reputation.
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Asian Data Centres: Six Steps to a Successful Investment
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Asia accounts for a quarter of global data centre investments. The region is expected to be the fastest growing data centre market during the next five years. India is Asia’s second fastest growing data centre market, behind China. 
From Drones to Senders: Innovation Gaining Sway Among Electric Utility Leaders Teaser
From Drones to Senders: Innovation Gaining Sway Among Electric Utility Leaders
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With their infrastructure graying and renewable energy posing growing threats to their customer bases and bottom lines, electric utilities are awakening to the power afforded by dynamic advances in construction, from the deployment of drones to innovative construction practices.
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Working to Bring Hyper-speed Transit to Life
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A revolution in transportation is transforming how we view the very concept of community. Hyperloop technology, electric and autonomous vehicles powered by energy from the wind and sun, and advanced, zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells are redefining how we move people, goods and ideas.
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Stormwater Management: Program Planning Critical to Resilient Systems
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Understanding key industry priorities and investment drivers can help stormwater utility managers balance the diverse and complex financial, regulatory and community needs involved in stormwater management.
As U.S. Natural Gas Production Rages, Geopolitics Among Challenges in Foreign Markets
As U.S. Natural Gas Production Rages, Geopolitics Among Challenges in Foreign Markets
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Reflecting an unmistakable optimism about the role of natural gas and its emerging markets, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Steven Winberg pressed a certain benevolence about America’s unstoppable emergence as a global leader in gas production. 
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Catalyst for Clean Energy
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The annual Black & Veatch Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Report explores the complexities and market dynamics impacting today’s natural gas landscape.  As the world continues to invest in the adoption of greener energy options, the outlook for natural gas has never been more positive.
Transforming Southeast Asia's Energy Sector: Opportunities and Challenges Teaser image
Transforming Southeast Asia's Energy Sector: Opportunities and Challenges
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Nations in Southeast Asia are working to balance energy security, environmental sustainability and economic competitiveness at a time when the financial sector is looking for bankable energy projects in which to invest.
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Old Capital Allocation Strategies Require New Thinking
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The electric utility industry is in the middle of a transformation that has no precedent. Historically speaking, delivering electricity was relatively simple. Today, there’s no tested roadmap on how to handle the partial and unpredictable generation of electricity by customers through rooftop solar and other DER.
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Safety First: Black & Veatch Uses Project to Mentor Contractors
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Black & Veatch hosted a free safety seminar for local supervisors and contractors working on the 10-year Memphis Sanitary Sewer Overflow program.
The New Power Grid: Obligations In The Era of Change teaser
The New Power Grid: Obligations In The Era of Change
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To effectively map out the current and future states of power delivery, it’s imperative to discuss what the landscape looked like in the past. Understanding the evolution of any industry typically requires a healthy dose of historical context, and making sense of today’s energy grid is no exception.
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The Price of Water
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Water is the incredible common thread that connects our communities via food, power, manufacturing, environment and ultimately our health.
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Electric Vehicle Adoption Moving Utilities To Plan For a Zero-Emissions Future
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Today’s EVs are much like the first automobiles in one important respect: When the first cars were made, they had an outsized dependency on infrastructure. Without a robust system of roads (let alone highways), what was the incentive to buy?
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Energy Storage Evolution Electrifies the Future of Renewables
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Bolstered by decreasing costs and strengthening regulatory support, demand for renewable energy is increasing as wind and solar photovoltaics continue to become more prominent contributors to utilities’ generation and revenue mix.

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