Graying infrastructure is a major challenge for the power industry. Xcel Energy faced the formidable task of removing and replacing deteriorating transmission and distribution structures located on the side of a steep canyon above the heavily trafficked I-70 corridor.
Utilities are hardening their distribution systems to become more reliable. To do this, many are moving their aboveground systems to underground vaults to protect transformers and other components from damaging weather. Other utilities, such as American Electric Power (AEP) and Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), are modernizing their existing underground systems to make field data visible and actionable.
What Black & Veatch does isn’t always visible to people and communities where we work. But today and in the future, families and businesses in the Gila Bend area of Arizona will enjoy renewable energy generated from glistening solar fields as they track and collect the inexhaustible power of the sun.
Black & Veatch has completed the front-end engineering and design work and pre-construction planning for the Jordan Cove LNG Liquefaction Export Facility. The facility will use Black & Veatch’s patented PRICO liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology to produce up to 6 million tons of LNG per year for export.
Like other utilities, PowerSouth has been faced with the need to increase capacity to accommodate growing demand from customers. The increased capacity requires network expansion to edge devices beyond substations.
To comply with the latest seismic safety standards and restore the supply reliability of its regional water infrastructure system, the Calaveras Dam Replacement Project includes a new 220 feet-high zoned earth and rock fill embankment, new concrete spillway and new intake tower.
The same thing that helps make water safe to drink also can cause serious illness, even death. With that kind of responsibility, the Hong Kong Water Supplies Department is bringing more clean drinking water to its citizens in much safer ways.
A coalition led by Black & Veatch donated tens of thousands of dollars in technology along with the manpower to provide a new, solar-driven power source for the SU Manuel Ortiz in Yabucoa, ground zero of Hurricane Maria.
Thomas Edison's invention of the electric lightbulb changed the world. But he also advocated energy conservation and once said, "I'd put money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”
Aging infrastructure is a critical issue for the power industry. The United Illuminating Company (UI) ran into this issue when it faced the daunting task of replacing existing transmission line conductors that were located on 100-year-old lattice towers that had been built on a historic railroad bridge.
Naturalists are now able to enjoy bird-watching at a formerly abandoned facility site in Delaware after a comprehensive remediation effort, thanks to Black & Veatch's focus on long-term sustainability and natural resource management for all living creatures in the Yorklyn Valley region.
Verizon’s first digital kiosk solution deployment is for the City of New Rochelle, New York. The project will include the installation of kiosks throughout the city. The Verizon Digital Kiosk (VDK) project will provide citizen engagement opportunities for the City of New Rochelle and will drive advertising revenue opportunities for Verizon and the City.
The City of Chula Vista selected Black & Veatch to deliver an analysis of sensor technologies, review technologies that can assist with environmental education programs, provide a deployment plan for the cities community Wi-Fi, conduct an analysis of smart technologies for transportation solutions, and make a high-level recommendation for smart technologies and solutions for the city.
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