Study to Help Determine Potential For Broader Commercial Uses For Unmanned Aircraft
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. , July 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – commonly known as drones – become more vital for commercial use, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is weighing whether to free up more national airspace for them by relaxing restraints on their operation. Such airspace rules changes could allow beyond-line-of-sight use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and Black & Veatch is part of the team helping test the safety of that.
Retired Major General brings decades of infrastructure, threat management experience to global government services group
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Randy Castro, former Deputy Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency,Corps of Engineers leader and retired U.S. Army major general has been named President of Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp., the company’s Federal business.
Black & Veatch Expert: growth of California solar power shows complexity in electric market
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – California energy regulators recently passed a new building code requiring most newly constructed, low-rise homes constructed after 2019 to have built-in solar-powered energy systems, making that state the first to adopt such a mandate. That decree was part of other additions to the building code aimed at bolstering energy efficiency. Ryan Pletka, an innovation and strategy executive at Black & Veatch, a global leader in engineering and power solutions, details key things you should know:
National network expands access, addresses ‘range anxiety’ through hundreds of high-powered DC charging stations
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch announced today it will design and construct hundreds of sites for Electrify America’s high-powered DC Fast Chargers, part of a nationwide network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that will dramatically reduce charging times and raise convenience for EV consumers.
Latest Strategic Directions Report takes deep dive into complexities of water, delivery
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Collecting data from our water systems is one thing. Acting on that information is game-changing, and a Black & Veatch survey shows that the water space is taking note.
Project gives school district sustainable defense against grid outages, cuts utility bills
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – California's most abundant resource, combined with precedent-setting integration of battery storage, will help a school district dramatically reduce its utility bills and build new defenses against outages. Black & Veatch today announced its role alongside Sharp Electronics Corporation’s Energy Systems and Services Group in engineering six sites of solar photovoltaic (PV) and SmartStorage energy systems in the Santa Rita Union School District (SRUSD) in Salinas, California.
Black & Veatch’s high-power electric vehicle charging infrastructure expertise powers 14 new electric buses in nation’s capital
LONG BEACH, Calif., April 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Growing interest in high efficiency, pollution-reducing transit options is propelling investment in new electrified mass transit projects across the United States. Reflecting this trend, Black & Veatch announced it has completed the charging station infrastructure that powers Washington, D.C.’s new electrified mass transit project – the latest move by U.S. cities to reimagine how to sustainably move people across urban landscapes and experience the benefits of clean transportation, both on and off the bus.
2018 Top Design Firm list highlights global leadership in power, water and telecom infrastructure services
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, April 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Fueled by growth across its networked infrastructure, smart city applications, and grid modernization services, Black & Veatch has retained the top global telecommunications ranking among U.S.-based engineering companies – the eighth time in the past nine years the company has held that distinction in the Engineering News-Record’s “Top 500 Design Firms” report.
Electric utilities are realizing that distribution modernization programs, also referred to as grid modernization, can no longer be put off. Overhauling the electric distribution system will require upgrades to OT, as well as to the networks that allow IT and OT components to communicate to improve reliability. The benefits are clear: Grid operators need advanced sensors, communications and automation so they can see what’s happening in real time, which will lessen disruption while enhancing efficiency, reliability, security and safety.
Government and utility leaders understand the importance of maintaining security across IT, OT networks
Intent on safeguarding the nation’s largest electric grids from potential mayhem, federal regulators have stepped up their oversight of the security of power utilities in an attempt to protect it from threats and incidents such as widespread, long-duration blackouts caused by digital saboteurs. Cyber threats linger, however, with operational technology (OT), including water systems that are far less centralized and, thus, more vulnerable.