Water suppliers and wastewater service providers are grappling with ways to reduce power costs
Water and energy systems long have been intrinsically intertwined, given electricity's entrenchment as one of a water or wastewater utility's biggest expenditures. But as water suppliers and wastewater service providers grapple with ways to reduce power costs, advance toward "green" energy and participate in the electric industry evolution, there's talk of "ner energy."
Data is driving the discussion in the water industry
In the water industry, data is driving the discussion. To understand what this means requires a story about motor oil.
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.
Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will be key to overcoming threats to our water supply
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.
New Strategic Directions Report reflects critical role of data and planning in water infrastructure systems
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 4 June 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will play a crucial role in overcoming varied threats to our water supply. From precise reads of consumption rates and customer engagement to improved leak detection and climate change planning, a new culture of data science can extend our supply to drive sustainability and resilience. The accelerating move to embrace digital water by service providers and industry leaders will also better inform the asset management and planning programs necessary to overcome continued funding challenges.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A new solar project in southern Utah is bringing together one of the West’s top utilities and a global leader in renewable energy projects to implement a combination of grid-scale battery storage and renewable power to address a transmission and distribution system reliability need.
Jackson selected to lead One Water National Practice as communities explore water management strategies
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ – As climate change carries increasingly varied challenges of both too little and too much water, cities and utilities are renewing their focus on reuse strategies to ensure a safe and resilient supply. Black & Veatch announced today the addition of water reuse expert Jo Ann Jackson as One Water Planning Practice Leader in the global construction, engineering, and consulting company’s Water Planning Group.
Black & Veatch-led report offers detailed analyses of gas’ future opportunity to play critical role in supporting low carbon energy
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The new INGAA Foundation Inc. flagship report finds that natural gas will retain its critical role in the U.S. power sector for at least the next 20 years even as renewable energy grabs a bigger share of the nation’s electricity market. This trend, coupled with growing global demand for U.S.
Champion of data-driven asset efficiency’s appointment further enhances strength-in-depth of renewable energy capabilities
REDHILL, United Kingdom, May 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The UK government has just thrown down the gauntlet to the wind energy sector: deliver more than 30 gigawatts (GW) of capacity by 2030. The appointment of Dr Peter Clive as Black & Veatch’s Principal Renewable Wind Energy Consultant, will help the company’s clients rise to this challenge.
Namami Gange project will enhance significantly river quality at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati
MUMBAI, India, April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Namami Gange is the Indian government’s ambitious programme to restore water quality in the Ganga and its tributaries. Completion, by a Black & Veatch consortium, of a project at Prayagraj – also known as Allahabad - has brought enhanced water quality at one of the most venerated sites a step closer.
“We are honored and happy to be associated with Namami Gange Programme for paving the way for modern integrated wastewater management in Prayagraj,” according to Rajiv Menon, Managing Director, Black & Veatch India.