Kansas, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Black & Veatch continues to expand its Smart Grid suite of services with the acquisition of Enspiria Solutions, a strategic planning and systems integration company headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
Enspiria will become part of Black & Veatch’s management consulting division that provides clients with a wide range of advisory solutions in business and regulatory strategy, financial feasibility, rate development, bond financing, asset valuation and evaluation, resource planning, risk management and business applications.
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Enspiria said that more than 35 utilities have used its services for help in defining and implementing smart grid programs. These programs go beyond the electric meter and place energy conservation and demand management into the homes of consumers by making available real-time pricing and consumption information.
“Enspiria is an industry leader in the strategic planning of smart grid investments and program integration for utilities,” said Rodger Smith, president of Black & Veatch’s management consulting division. “As momentum continues to build in this industry, Black & Veatch, together with Enspiria, will be at the forefront of unparalleled technology advancements that help our clients reduce demand, enhance customer service capabilities, improve reliability and harden their infrastructure to protect it from cyber attacks.”