The Mindanao region of the Philippines faced near daily power shortages in both the wet and dry seasons. With hydropower accounting for more than half of the region’s electric generation capacity, power was often available for only 12 hours a day and economic growth in the region had been limited.
Oregon families cannot really see what Portland General Electric (PGE), with the help of Black & Veatch, is doing for them and their communities. But there is a difference in their environment thanks to a diverse, safe, reliable supply of electricity.
To help clients realize greater levels of sustainability and to ensure reliable operations, Black & Veatch constructed a microgrid to power the company’s Innovation Pavilion at its World Headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas.
In 2013, Black & Veatch was awarded an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract to design and build the 32-megawatt utility-class Gila Bend Solar Power Plant located on 400 acres in Gila Bend, Arizona.
What Black & Veatch does isn’t always visible to the people and communities where we work. However, to families and businesses in and around Wrexham, UK, clean, clear drinking water is readily apparent today.
The area around Midland, Texas, has suffered from two years of severe drought. Midland depends on three surface reservoirs. Two of them are dry, and the third is nearly depleted. The region has already enacted water restrictions and drought contingency plans.