Black & Veatch has expanded its Smart Utility® services to include comprehensive Distribution Optimization Services. The enhanced service offering augments the Company’s generation, transmission and substation businesses by focusing on improving grid efficiency.
“With utilities seeking to improve system reliability and efficiency, Black & Veatch can draw upon decades of electricity market experience to offer a full range of grid enhancement solutions,” said Curt Johnson, Director, Black & Veatch’s utility automation services. “From operational efficiency and energy consumption programs to smart metering and automation expertise, we can guide large deployments as they move from pilot programs to system-wide rollouts.”
Black & Veatch services are scalable to utility customers of all sizes and address elements from the Operations Control Center to devices at the customer level – and all intelligent assets in-between. To help clients capitalize on new technologies, the services range from initial planning and concept development to the implementation of large-scale deployments of energy distribution applications.
“Making our grid ‘smarter’ means enabling devices to communicate with each other and with the Operations Control Center,” said Johnson. “Black & Veatch is a world leader in both power and telecommunications systems deployment. This enables us to identify the right solutions for our clients’ unique needs.”