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ENR Sourcebook Rankings Affirm Black & Veatch as a Global Leader in Infrastructure Development

2020 Top Design Firms list highlights company’s deep expertise and continued leadership in power, water, telecommunications and government services
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 7, 2020 /3BL Media/– The 2020 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Sourcebook highlights Black & Veatch’s global leadership in engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) services across the global power, water, telecommunications and government services sectors.

What Alliant's Big Solar Announcement Means for the Midwest's Energy Transition

The Midwest has long been a stronghold for wind. Here comes solar.
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by Emma Foehringer Merchant

Last week Midwest utility Alliant Energy, which delivers electricity in Wisconsin through its subsidiary Wisconsin Power and Light, made good on a 2019 commitment to significantly boost the amount of solar in its portfolio. The utility said it would purchase 675 megawatts in Wisconsin, upping the state’s existing total more than threefold.

Turbine 1,500: Ørsted Reaches Offshore Wind Milestone

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Ørsted reached another milestone in its expanding offshore wind business with the installation of offshore wind turbine 1,500. The renewable energy company is set to more than double its offshore wind capacity in the coming five years with the use of increasingly more powerful turbines.

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Ørsted reached another milestone in its expanding offshore wind business with the installation of offshore wind turbine 1,500. The renewable energy company is set to more than double its offshore wind capacity in the coming five years with the use of increasingly more powerful turbines.

Edison International 2019 Sustainability Report: Clean Energy

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At SCE, we’re committed to one of the most aggressive carbonfree power targets in the U.S. utility industry. At Edison Energy,we partner with large energy users, identifying solutions to help them reduce their carbon footprints and reach their own sustainability goals.

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At SCE, we’re committed to one of the most aggressive carbonfree power targets in the U.S. utility industry. At Edison Energy,we partner with large energy users, identifying solutions to help them reduce their carbon footprints and reach their own sustainability goals.

National Grid Reminds Qualifying Customers that Bill Payment Assistance is Available as Federally Funded HEAP Programs are Extended Through June 30

Customers who receive HEAP also qualify for a National Grid discount rate
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SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National Grid reminds customers that applications are still being accepted for the federally funded Home Energy Assistance Program and the Emergency HEAP program through June 30, 2020, while funds are available. The programs have been extended to assist customers who are struggling to pay their energy bills during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Schneider Electric Receives the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label Award for Profitable Environmental Protection

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  • EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor and NEO Network solutions receive recognition from Solar Impulse Foundation; join growing Schneider Electric portfolio
  • Label certifies products, services, or processes with high standards for economic profitability and ecologic sustainability
  • The program identifies and accelerates solutions in alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor and NEO Network solutions receive recognition from Solar Impulse Foundation; join growing Schneider Electric portfolio
  • Label certifies products, services, or processes with high standards for economic profitability and ecologic sustainability
  • The program identifies and accelerates solutions in alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals

New Solar-Powered EV Charging Station on I-85 in Georgia Delivers 300% More Power

Nation’s Only Smart, Green Highway Project Upgrades to 175 kW Fast Charging
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The Ray, Donovan Energy, and ABB have partnered to upgrade the solar-powered electric vehicle charging station located at the visitor information center (VIC) located off Interstate 85 in West Point, Georgia. This station replaces the original solar-powered EV charging station that The Ray installed with Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia in 2015--the first in the Southeast.

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The Ray, Donovan Energy, and ABB have partnered to upgrade the solar-powered electric vehicle charging station located at the visitor information center (VIC) located off Interstate 85 in West Point, Georgia. This station replaces the original solar-powered EV charging station that The Ray installed with Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia in 2015--the first in the Southeast.

Stith Takes Seat on Board of Leading Clean Transportation Organization

Black & Veatch director chosen for expertise in electric vehicle technology and strategy
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, June 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch proudly announces that Paul Stith, Director of Strategy and Innovation for Black & Veatch’s Transformative Technologies business, has been named to the board of Forth, a leading U.S. organization advancing clean transportation.

Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, Contracts with Michigan-Based J. Ranck to Build 40 MW Michigan Solar Portfolio

Portfolio has executed Power Purchase Agreements with Consumers Energy
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Geronimo Energy (Geronimo), a National Grid company, announced today the start of construction activities for two Michigan solar projects for which Consumers Energy (Consumers) previously executed Power Purchase Agreements (PPA).

Fuel for Thought - Powering Net-Zero Communities

By Julie Keenahan, BEn Associate
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As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we highlight how new fuel technologies are improving as global commitments to net zero targets increase.

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.

7.a: By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology.

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As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we highlight how new fuel technologies are improving as global commitments to net zero targets increase.

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.

7.a: By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology.

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