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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Transforming Southeast Asia’s Energy Sector: Opportunities & Challenges
Nations in Southeast Asia are working to balance energy security, environmental sustainability and economic competitiveness at a time when the financial sector is looking for bankable energy projects in which to invest. The region’s industrial growth in recent years has encouraged economic growth and urbanization that has expedited its consumption of energy. The Institute for Energy...
Dec 5, 2018 9:00 AM ET
From Drones to Sensors: Innovation Gaining Sway Among Electric Utility Leaders
With their infrastructure graying and renewable energy posing growing threats to their customer bases and bottom lines, electric utilities are awakening to the power afforded by dynamic advances in construction, from the deployment of drones to innovative construction practices. Amid the prospect of a continued shift to decentralized, digital grids and the broadening appeal of increasingly...
Nov 28, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Combined Heat and Power Offers Efficiencies, Opportunity
The benefits of combined heat and power (CHP) generally are well established, and the technology is recognized as having great potential to improve large industrial process efficiencies while contributing to grid resilience. Conventional electricity generation systems waste a great deal of energy through the discharge of heat into the atmosphere, and even more is wasted when electricity...
Nov 21, 2018 9:00 AM ET
Old Capital Allocation Strategies Require New Thinking
The electric utility industry is in the middle of a transformation that has no precedent. Historically speaking, delivering electricity was relatively simple; utilities generated power and provided it to customers over a one-way delivery system. Companies requested, and utility regulators granted, periodic rate hikes to cover infrastructure upgrades while providing a reasonable rate of return...
Nov 14, 2018 9:00 AM ET
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