2018 Electric SDR

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2018 Electric SDR

Global engineering, procurement and construction company Black & Veatch’s newly released 2018 Strategic Directions: Electric Report explores the progress made by the industry as it addresses a rapidly changing customer base, commercial defection from the grid and a regulatory landscape challenged to support new market realities.

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The New Power Grid: Obligations in the Era of Change
To effectively map out the current and future states of power delivery, it’s imperative to discuss what the landscape looked like in the past. Understanding the evolution of any industry typically requires a healthy dose of historical context, and making sense of today’s energy grid is no exception. Throughout the majority of the electric power era’s first 100 years, the power supplier...
Nov 7, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Electric Vehicle Adoption Moving Utilities to Plan for a Zero-Emissions Future
Separated by decades of progress and technology’s endless march, it’s easy to think electric vehicles share little heritage with their internal combustion forebears. But even as they bookend the automotive spectrum, today’s EVs are much like the first automobiles in one important respect: When the first cars were made, they had an outsized dependency on infrastructure. Without a robust system...
Oct 31, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Energy Storage Evolution Electrifies the Future of Renewables
Bolstered by decreasing costs and strengthening regulatory support, demand for renewable energy is increasing as wind and solar photovoltaics continue to become more prominent contributors to utilities’ generation and revenue mix. As enthusiasm for renewable energy grows, wind and solar remain hampered by how much energy can be stored when generated to be used subsequently when energy is...
Oct 24, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Energy Storage Proves Key to Delivering Natural Gas Advantages
The cost of energy storage has fallen to the point where the power generation industry is moving from demonstration projects to full deployment. Driven by demand and a federal order designed to nurture broader adoption of storage capabilities, practical applications of energy storage are emerging that are competitive with conventional solutions. In addition, continued annual reductions...
Oct 17, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Once Reserved for Critical Infrastructure, Distributed Energy Resources Come to the Masses
From a municipal airport in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to a school district in Salinas, California, microgrid projects are popping up across the country, fueled by the desire for energy cost savings, sustainability, reliability and resilience. ...
Oct 10, 2018 9:00 AM ET