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Black & Veatch congratulates innovators in grid modernization, 3D modeling, digital equity, advanced transportation, and more

Global engineering and construction firm Black & Veatch sponsored the 2023 Edison Awards Critical Human Infrastructure category – recognizing solutions that improve quality of life, spur economic growth, and prepare for a more resilient future. Black & Veatch would like to congratulate the following Critical Human Infrastructure category finalists that the firm has had the pleasure of partnering with:

Ivy Energy | Virtual Grid | Gold | Critical Human Infrastructure | Grid Optimization | Paves the way for building owners to provide tenants with an equitable, grid-supportive solar energy experience

Looq | Infrastructure Intelligence Program | Gold | Critical Human Infrastructure | Intelligent Modeling | Redefines accurate, industrial-scale 3D modeling to render undocumented infrastructure a thing of the past

Zaphiro Technologies | SynchroGuard | Silver | Critical Human Infrastructure | Grid Optimization | Offers attractive cost/benefit tradeoff for distribution utilities though high-performance grid monitoring

In addition to Critical Human Infrastructure, Black & Veatch sponsored innovative companies across multiple other award categories. The firm’s own Digital Equity Bus solution won Gold in the Social and Cultural Impact category by bridging the digital equity divide through mobile workforce development infrastructure. Black & Veatch would also like to applaud the following finalists:

Honda | Autonomous Work Vehicle | Gold | Smart Transportation | Autonomous Vehicle | Delivers rugged, off-road, autonomous solution where workforce availability and safety concerns make other alternatives impractical

Harvest Thermal | The Harvest Pod | Silver | Consumer Solutions | Sustainable Design | Transitions residential homes to clean heating, cooling, and hot water while supporting resilient electric grids

PCs for People | ISP Solutions | Bronze | Social and Cultural Impact | Bridging the Gap | Connects thousands of households in low-income communities through affordable and reliable high-speed internet

EcoSPEARS | ecoĀINA | Bronze | Sustainability | Green Remediation | Extracts and eliminates persistent toxins in contaminated soil and sediments so they can be beneficially re-used

Pictured, left to right: Dave Johnson, Andrew Foster, Madison Harris, and Jason Haney


2023 Edison Awards winners may also have the opportunity to participate in Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator. IgniteX is a U.S. Department of Energy EPIC prize-winning program designed to empower startups by partnering them with industry experts to fund, develop, pilot, and market their scalable solutions.