Smart Meters for Smart Utilities We work with utilities to tailor AMI implementation strategies to their specific needs and requirements. Our AMI strategy and road mapping sessions help utilities identify the optimal solutions for their business. Request a consultation or sample Statement of Work. AMI Lifecycle Approach Black & Veatch understands utility business requirements and operational needs. We have first-hand experience with a variety of AMI and technology solutions. Our proven, industry-leading AMI approach encompasses the entire asset lifecycle. We can link multiple operational systems, such as energy management, demand response and customer information systems, to streamline processes. Smart Meter Operations and Grid Optimization Visibility across all components of the AMI network is the key to effective performance management. A fully integrated smart operations center can link customer service, field and meter operations, IT and communications, and distribution operations. Black & Veatch was the first company to successfully deploy smart grid operations for some of today’s leading utilities. Client benefits include reliable smart grid performance data and delivery, exception management, resource extension/support and enhanced outage management. 0 Related Insights FLNG Solutions Prove To Be Much More Than Potential It was roughly a decade ago when the initial introduction of floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) solutions sought to help bring uneconomic gas reserves offshore, such as those in remote locations, to the market. Over the past few years, however, we’ve watched as offshore FLNG capabilities have moved closer to the mainland, offering a very flexible and economical solution to operators looking to offload their supply around the world. Four Big Trends in Gas-to-Power Hold Promise for U.S. Market Major energy shifts are afoot, and the United States will play a critical role going forward. The EIA projects that by 2022, the U.S. will become a net energy exporter, according to its newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2018. For natural gas, this shift will happen even earlier, around 2020, the EIA says. Market Strives to Deliver Over Pipeline Challenges As if the persistent low-price environment wasn’t enough, rampant natural gas production in the Appalachian and Permian Basins is ramping up concern that pipeline take-away capacity can’t keep up. This comes as the United States natural gas industry prepares to enter one of its strongest growth periods to date, driven by increasing global demand for low cost natural gas supplies and growing domestic demand for cleaner energy sources. Southeast Asia’s Journey Toward a Cleaner Energy Future Strong economic growth, low gas prices and environmental goals are transforming natural gas demand in Southeast Asia. Liquefied Natural Gas Continues Growth Trajectory While Challenges Linger In the United States, it’s become somewhat of a modern gold rush: drillers racing to free deeply trapped natural gas to quench rising global demand, fueled by an accelerating migration away from coal and the desire for cleaner-burning, greener power options. Ready to Learn More? Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.