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Transit Electrification for the Town of Vail, Colorado
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When the Town of Vail looked at transitioning from diesel to alternative fuel buses, they looked to Black & Veatch, a leader in high-power electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment.

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Building Stakeholder Consensus, a Reliable Water Supply and a More Sustainable Community
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Good things are happening in California. Primarily driven by water scarcity and commitment to resilient infrastructure, communities and organizations across the state are working together to purify and reuse water previously returned to the ocean. Benefits include environmental protection, optimized investment and asset management, and development and maintenance of a more resilient water supply.   

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APS Modernizes Ocotillo Power Plant to Support Reliable, Sustainable Power Initiatives
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Tempe, Arizona sits just east of Phoenix, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. It’s also home to the Sun Devils of Arizona State University (ASU), a leading public research university. Just east of the ASU campus sits the Ocotillo Power Generation Plant. Because of its proximity to the city’s center, this facility has been an iconic part of the Tempe skyline for decades.

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Electric Island: Providing the Pathway to Carbon-Free Trucking
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In a sector accelerating toward decarbonization for the long haul, Electric Island, located near Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) headquarters in Portland, Oregon, showcases how to power electric vans, trucks and buses today, and will also serve as grounds for innovation and testing.
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Digital Twin Central to Modelling Advances That Will Deliver Lowest Levelised Cost of Energy
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Orbital Marine Power, the world’s leading developer of floating tidal stream turbines, appointed Black & Veatch’s UK renewable energy team as Lead Engineering Partner to support technology optimisation and cost reduction engineering as part of the company’s €5m research and development programme.

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UK biogas project generates power and gas for utility’s onsite use or grid export
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Black & Veatch integrated a complex new asset into a major United Utilities facility at Davyhulme UK, to maximize the production of renewable energy using carbon-neutral biogas from the wastewater sludge treatment process.
Knostrop Energy & Recycling Facility
Creating a lower carbon future in the Lower Aire Valley
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Yorkshire Water’s £72 million Knostrop Energy & Recycling Facility turns wastewater into energy, generating sufficient electricity to power 7,600 homes. The project, according to local member of parliament Hilary Benn, “is helping to create a lower carbon future in the Lower Aire Valley.”

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Performance-Based Contracting and Partnership Delivers Environmental and Community Results
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Aging infrastructure is by far the most challenging issue facing the water, wastewater and stormwater industry in the United States, according to BV’s 2020 Strategic Directions: Water Report. Yet, given persistent sensitivities to rate increases, accessing finance to improve and upgrade the millions of miles of the nation’s water systems often requires alternative and innovative approaches.

Waste-to-energy project supports UK decarbonisation strategy
Waste-to-energy project supports UK decarbonisation strategy
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As the UK seeks to decarbonise, waste-to-energy centres such as Ince Park help meet the challenges of adapting conventional power generation to the evolving energy market.

Nautilus Data Technologies
Commissioning for World’s First Zero-Water Consumption Data Center
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At the Port of Stockton in Northern California, Nautilus Data Technologies’ (Nautilus) commercial floating water-cooled data center stands docked and ready after Black & Veatch completed commissioning oversight for this first-of-its-kind data center. The data center combines efficiency with resourcefulness, setting a new standard in data center innovation.

Proactive Texas Utility Weathers 2021 Winter Storm Decade After Freeze Issues
Proactive Texas Utility Weathers 2021 Winter Storm Decade After Freeze Issues
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In Texas, the scene appeared almost apocalyptic: A powerful mid-February winter storm that blanketed the state with snow, ice and record low temperatures knocked out power and heat to millions of homes and businesses for days. Dozens died, water service was disrupted, and questions abounded about the grid’s vulnerability to cataclysmic weather events at a time of mounting concerns about climate change.

Technical Due Diligence Helps Bring Multi-Site Wind Farm Project to Financial Close
Technical Due Diligence Helps Bring Multi-Site Wind Farm Project to Financial Close
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Financial closure for the Black Lough, Three Trees and Enros wind farms, marked another technical due diligence success for Black & Veatch Europe’s renewable energy team. The company was working on behalf of ING Bank, a branch of ING-DiBa AG, a major backer of renewable energy and sustainability projects globally.

Delivering the Digital Foundation in Sacramento
Investing in Connectivity
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Forward-thinking cities across the country continue to modernize by expanding citizen services that rely on a comprehensive digital foundation. Smarter, more connected cities represent a step into the future, and Black & Veatch was tapped to participate in a digital connectivity program in Sacramento, California, that would help make this vision a reality.
High Constellation Wind Farm
Whole lifecycle analysis for BayWa’s acquisition of 50 MW Scottish Wind Farm Provides the Execution Certainty to Conclude Purchase
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More than 90 percent of Scotland’s energy comes from renewables. The lion’s share of that, circa 70 percent, is onshore wind. Among the ways Black & Veatch has supported the development of this resource, and successful drive for decarbonization, is by providing technical due diligence for BayWa r.e.’s acquisition of High Constellation Wind Farm.

348 MW short-term operating reserve (STOR) assets
Programme manager support ensures execution certainty
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Black & Veatch served as programme manager across ten UK sites to create a 348-MW portfolio of short-term operating reserve (STOR) generation assets. STOR assets are a critical to the UK power network; rapidly dispatching power when demand is greater, or generation capacity less, than forecast by the National Grid Electricity System Operator.

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