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Black & Veatch: Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future

A Letter From Our CEO: Accelerating Sustainability
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The beginning of a new year is always a great time for reflection, even more so when it’s the beginning of a new decade. At Black & Veatch, we design and build projects to operate for decades, so the long view comes naturally. It was with this spirit that in 2019 we undertook a series of initiatives to embrace the world we see today and prepare for the world we want in the years ahead.

The Evolving Structure of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

By: Erin Decker, Director, Cleantech Client Management, Schneider Electric.
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Interest in renewable energy has skyrocketed over the past couple of years. Organizations worldwide are making commitments to transform their operations and achieve anywhere from 50% to 100% of energy procurement from renewable sources.

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Interest in renewable energy has skyrocketed over the past couple of years. Organizations worldwide are making commitments to transform their operations and achieve anywhere from 50% to 100% of energy procurement from renewable sources.

Kimberly-Clark Guatemala Benefitting from Solar Power Switch

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Kimberly-Clark Guatemala’s solar panel installation is invisible from the street, but the 461 rooftop solar panels are producing benefits for the company and the environment.

The Guatemala solar project will power operations for the company’s distribution center as well as administrative offices and is set to produce 250.6 megawatt hours per year – the equivalent to the annual consumption of 70 homes in the country. It’s estimated that the project will save 127 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

Black & Veatch: Reliability, Efficiency and Resiliency Drive Utilities’ Grid Modernization Efforts

New Strategic Directions Report explores the critical role of data and advanced communications systems in delivering the grid of the future
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 21, 2020/3BL Media/ – Data is poised to tell the story of our utility systems. But are we ready to listen?

PepsiCo to Achieve 100% Renewable Electricity in the U.S.

New Green Power Pledge Builds Upon Action in Europe and Mexico
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PURCHASE, N.Y., January 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Some of America’s favorite snacks and beverages – from Lay’s and SunChips to bubly, Gatorade and Pepsi – will soon be made using electricity from renewable sources, such as wind and solar. PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) today announced plans to achieve 100% renewable electricity for its U.S. direct operations this year. The U.S. is the food and beverage company’s largest market and accounts for nearly half of its total global electricity consumption.

Communication Networks Are Key to Delivering the Grid of the Future

New Black & Veatch Smart Utilities Report analyzes major trends reshaping the grid
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Distribution modernization is inevitable as advances in energy production, storage and control give rise to a new energy marketplace happening at the local distribution level. This evolving landscape leaves utilities questioning how they can maintain the reliability, efficiency and security of their operations, while managing two-way power flows and the influx of digital devices and distributed energy resources (DER).

Clean Energy Act Will Ensure Virginia is a Leader in the Net-Zero Emissions Future

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December 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Ceres welcomes new clean energy legislation unveiled this week by Virginia lawmakers to transform the electricity grid and ensure Virginia leads the way in the transition to a net-zero emissions future.

First U.S. Solar Road Gets a Technical Upgrade - More Energy Production Expected

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The Ray, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), and international infrastructure innovator Colas have unveiled an upgraded version of the Wattway solar road at the Visitor Information Center located at Exit 1 on Interstate 85 in Southwest Georgia.

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The Ray, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), and international infrastructure innovator Colas have unveiled an upgraded version of the Wattway solar road at the Visitor Information Center located at Exit 1 on Interstate 85 in Southwest Georgia.

Sustainability, Data Management and Renewable Energy Drive 2020 ‘Megatrends’ Report From Black & Veatch

Shared challenges and solutions across critical infrastructure show industries have more in common than they think
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 17 2019 /3BL Media/– Their customers are varied and their business models distinct. But leaders in seemingly separate markets -- from power and water utilities to commercial and industrial companies – have more in common than they think, in a time when customers are demanding clean resources, cost-efficient delivery and, above all else, reliability.

Battery Project Will Stabilize Solar Power

Alliant Energy installs its first utility-scale battery storage system
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WELLMAN, Iowa – December 12, 2019 – /3BL Media/ – A utility-scale battery in rural Wellman is helping Alliant Energy meet the needs of its customers, while also avoiding a rebuild of the local energy grid.

“Battery storage has the potential to be a more cost-effective way to modernize the grid to meet the demands of our customers, “says J.P. Brummond, Vice President of Business Planning. 

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