Grid Solutions | Black & Veatch
Power Transmission Solutions

Your Partner in an Ever-Changing Market

Leverage Black & Veatch’s time-tested processes and end-to-end power transmission solutions to safeguard reliability, ensure compliance, and achieve your ROI goals.

Grid Solutions

#2

in ENR Top 25
Design Firms in Power

1st

to design a 500kv XLPE underground
transmission line with joints in North America

70+ years

transmission industry experience

To achieve shared visions of energy security and decarbonization, the aging grid is transforming. As energy stewards, utilities are taking measures to invest and modernize this critical infrastructure. Black & Veatch helps make sure these investments are deployed effectively, existing infrastructure is used to its full potential and systems are future-proof – designed and built for good.

We deliver an integrated, system-wide solution that encompasses transmission, distribution and the communications and automation to connect, visualize and optimize the grid. Black & Veatch helps utilities plan, design and build an intelligent, secure and resilient grid that reduces grid failures and enables diverse, renewable generation, preparing utilities and their customers for long-term, sustainable growth.

Achieve Reliability, Resiliency and Sustainability

Black & Veatch is a full-service engineering provider with in-house procurement and construction capabilities. We also provide expertise in strategic planning, site due diligence , line routing, all types of permitting and environmental services. Our professionals help clients navigate complex regulatory requirements, justify critical capital investments, and provide advanced system planning for a wide range of needs. With offices across the US and around the world, we have a breadth of resources to support any size project or program. Operating in diverse locations means our professionals have a deep knowledge of the local issues facing our clients.

Meeting Projects Where They Stand

  • Proof of Concept
  • System Studies
  • Market Analysis and Feasibility Studies (includes financial)
  • Site Due Diligence 
  • Public Relations & Coordination
  • RTO and Regional Planning Coordination
  • Utility Coordination
  • Permitting and Approval
  • FERC support
  • Telecom Master Planning
  • Grid Planning & System Studies
  • Environmental
  • Conceptual Design
  • Cost Estimates
  • Corridor Review
  • Technology Assessment
  • Construction Specifications
  • Equipment Standards
  • Vendor Selection
  • NERC Compliance
  • IT Network Architecture

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  • Detailed Design
  • Acceptance Testing
  • Procurement
  • Material Management
  • Construction
  • EPC Services
  • Construction Management
  • Commissioning
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • Testing & Inspection
  • Metering
  • Storm Hardening
  • Life Assessment
  • Monitoring and Diagnostics (Asset360)

Delivering reliable power to customers in today’s complex energy market requires proven Program Management skills. The full scope of a program is a major undertaking and a daunting task.

That’s where we come in. Our success in managing transmission and distribution programs of all scopes and sizes allows your team to focus on delivering safe, reliable power across your network. Our proven approach and EPC expertise allows us to plan for and manage hundreds or thousands of separate activities across multiple ongoing projects, resulting in successful program delivery. We coordinate the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC), including cost and schedule, and bring comprehensive local permitting and environmental regulatory knowledge to your team.

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Black & Veatch’s self-performing testing and commissioning team has deep energy knowledge and can draw on BV’s history and experience in the power industry to ensure reliability for our customers.

Our in-house technical resources have capabilities with the following:

  • Testing and Commissioning of New Equipment and Systems in Greenfield Sites and Energized Sites
  • Analyzing, Troubleshooting, and Evaluating
  • In-Service Systems and Equipment
  • Protective Relay Testing
  • High Voltage Apparatus Testing
  • Coordinate Outage and Energization Plans
  • Commissioning Oversight and Supervision
 

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