Blackouts and brownouts during heatwaves or during excessively cold weather present a risk to human health. NV5 supports utilities’ reliability efforts in a number of ways to minimize the risk of service interruption.
In fire prone areas, utility fire mitigation efforts sometimes include cutting power to sections of the grid that are experiencing high fire danger levels. NV5’s support of underground power design and expertise in upgrading to fire hardened distribution equipment minimize the need for service interruption during hot weather.
In colder climates that rely on natural gas as a bridge to renewables for heating, NV5 designs liquefaction equipment at utility sites, allowing the utilities to store liquefied natural gas (LNG) to mitigate the risk of gas supply shortages during the coldest parts of the year.