How to Play, Build and Operate in the New Energy Economy 1. Play to Win How do you “play” in the New Energy Economy game? We help clients understand risks and opportunities to identify and prioritize concepts and strategies for New Energy solutions. In this building stage, we partner with clients to explore programs and services that can be developed into viable solutions that drive increased value and customer satisfaction. 2. Building a Business Case and Taking it to Market You know what solution you want to pursue, but maybe not how to take the next steps. We can help clients translate strategy and final concepts into viable solutions/products. We can hone in on program requirements, RFP development/facilitation, vendor selection, finalizing business case(s), filings, and operational planning. 3. Solution Launch You’re ready to launch your New Energy program – and we’re here to support. We can prepare your organization by developing operational processes, implementing internal change management activities, and deploying employee training and internal communication plans. Our professionals can also help assist with external communications/marketing planning and prospect identification (if applicable). New Energy Economy Trends and Opportunities The disruption that the New Energy Economy brings to the utility industry is forcing an evolution away from the traditional business models. Customers are more aware of their energy consumption and manufacturers across a broad spectrum of products are focused on energy efficiency and home energy management. With personalized energy management moving into the mainstream behavior for consumers, utilities must balance the responsibility to encourage sustainability efforts while maintaining sufficient revenue generation and planning for future growth. Black & Veatch can help utilities embrace the impact of the New Energy Economy. Our professionals can help you realize new revenue opportunities that align with current and future customer interests and needs, and can support demand and load management initiatives. What's on your New Energy roadmap? Featured Projects Experience matters. We are actively consulting with utility clients around the world on New Energy Economy initiatives. From building and justifying business cases for each solution to implementing new technologies to support existing infrastructure, we lead the market in expertise. Re-imagining Large Account Management Black & Veatch is helping a U.S. utility redefine their customer experience and explore New Energy Economy opportunities for better management of its large accounts. Through an ongoing engagement, we are helping them redefine internal roles and provide training for utility employees. To improve critical account relationships, Black & Veatch helped them develop a proactive customer engagement model. In addition, we are helping them identify, design and promote service solutions to meet the changing needs of their large account customers. Product Portfolio Innovation & Launch A large U.S. utility is working with Black & Veatch to develop and launch a complete portfolio for residential and commercial customers. Our professionals are helping the utility manage the development of more than a dozen products, many of which must also support the nuances of multijurisdictional regulation and management. Some examples of these project services include energy efficiency consulting, demand response management, distributed energy, rate management and non-regulated services. Smart Cities On the global scale, Black & Veatch professionals have partnered with a large utility in Asia to explore a suite of smart energy products and service options for its customers. As part of this project, we have completed comprehensive evaluation services including vendor selection advising for the development of a Smart City solution pilot. The portfolio includes a mix of renewable energy, automation and electric vehicle solutions. Microgrids We are actively working on a variety of microgrid projects both in the United States and abroad. Our innovative revenue models and offerings provide utilities with unique microgrid solutions that meet the expectations in the New Energy Economy. The strategies that our professionals engineer with our clients help them stave off competition encroachment and provide for effective organization development globally. 0 Related Insights Amid Climate Change Worries, the Question: What to do With Too Much Water? Unprecedented floodwaters submerged farmlands, wastewater plants and federal Superfund cleanup sites, and more than a million private wells from the Canadian border south to Kentucky were threatened with chemicals, sewage and pathogens. The Data to Water Connection The annual Strategic Directions Report series offers analysis and insights into key issues and trends facing the smart cities and utilities, electric, natural gas, and water utility sectors. From Internet of Things to Internet of Water: How Integrated Data Can Help Stop "Day Zero" The taps are flowing more freely in Cape Town, one of the world's premier tourist destinations and a cultural center of South Africa. In 2018, Cape Town residents stared down "Day Zero," the moment when the water system – jeopardized by the combination of population growth, drought cycles, aging infrastructure and deferred system improvements – was predicted to literally run dry Water Utilities Urged to Exploit Data, Use Less Guesswork For decades, car manufacturers recommended that vehicles have their engine oil changed at least every 3,000 miles without fail. This was never proven practical, given that such decisions should be based on individual driving style, the conditions and climate – even the type of oil used. But these real-world conditions don't tend to factor into the carmaker's original guidelines. Water Meets "New Energy": Surging Renewables Has Utilities Eyeing Alternative Power Sources As the nexus of water and "new energy" becomes more common in the water sector's lexicon, Black & Veatch's 2019 Strategic Directions: Water Report survey shows that water and wastewater plant operators are embracing "master plans" meant to optimize their energy use. Collaborate with our New Energy Economy team. Complete a short form to request more information and a specialist will contact you.