Verizon designated Black & Veatch as its preferred smart cities deployment partner for its Smart Communities efforts with the City of Sacramento. Black & Veatch is working with Verizon to improve traffic and broaden internet access by deploying multiple, smart city technologies in Sacramento.
The city of Escondido, Calif., had too much wastewater and not enough potable water. A 15-mile pipeline that carries treated wastewater from Escondido to the ocean almost overflowed during storms in 2010. More urgently, the aging pipeline was near capacity, no longer big enough to handle the city's growing needs.
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.
Industry in Thailand consumes almost half of all electricity generation. Improving the reliability of supply and delivering improvements to the network on time is critical in Thailand’s journey to boost industrial competitiveness.
When PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, set out to build the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant, it did so with the goal of creating the most energy-efficient MBR in the world. To achieve this, PUB needed a comprehensive solution that would be a beacon of innovation for years to come, and drive behavior in the global water industry to new heights.
A large utility located in the Midwest with more than 1 million electric and natural gas customers, needed to make improvements to two of its coal-burning plants which have a combined generation capacity of more than 3,500 megawatts.
Black & Veatch worked with Baltimore County, Maryland, to combine their existing public safety and public works communications systems. The 800 MHz systems were consolidated into a single P25 trunked system with a new 700 MHz data system, tower sites, 9-1-1 center and dispatch consoles.
Black & Veatch assisted Lake County, Illinois, with the needs assessment of Sheriff’s Department very high frequency (VHF) high band system, and development of an RFP to upgrade the system to a two-channel simulcast receiver voting system through a holistic communications plan.
Rockwall County officials expressed an interest in developing a new shared system that would meet the needs of both the county and the five cities within the county. Those cities included Rockwall, Heath, Fait, Royse City and McLendon-Chisholm.
The County of Monterey Information Technology Department (ITD) communications systems were developed in the mid 1980s. Many of the tower systems have since aged, and were developed in accordance with older building codes.
The City of Arvada is developing two new communications sites in support of the city’s first responder P25 land mobile radio (LMR) system. The new system will expand radio coverage in the west and increase interoperability with the City of Lakewood and Denver.
The Oregon State Radio Project rebuilt the existing Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Oregon State Police (OSP) systems to create an integrated statewide network in partnership with the Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Department of Corrections and with nearly 40 local public safety agencies.
In remote West Texas, residents were experiencing power disruptions caused by aging infrastructure, and a surge in local oil production was demanding more capacity than was available. The 100-year-old transmission and distribution system simply wasn’t keeping up.
Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) is serious about their commitment to safe and reliable operations. To bolster their residential natural gas meter protection efforts, BGE partnered with Black & Veatch on an integrated plan to relocate and safeguard meters for more than 16,000 natural gas customers in the Baltimore, Maryland, region.
With water already at a premium in a stubbornly parched region of the United States, a global oil giant had sustainability in mind when it searched for ways to clean and repurpose water produced as a byproduct of one of its enhanced oil recovery operations.
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