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A new kind of power plant is bringing reliability to an increasingly unstable grid. Reciprocating engines are filling the renewable energy gap. Plus: Changing of the guard in Process & Industrial; evolving beyond U.S. borders; powering through challenges in British Columbia; adjusting to EPA's Clean Power Plan.

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Empowering Stability for a Changing Market

As utilities move to employ new systems, equipment and approaches in meeting today's changing needs, some time-tested technology is once again gaining momentum.

Technical Q&A: Substation Change-Outs

Aging oil circuit breakers (OCBs) must be changed out. How do you do it fastest and most cost-effectively?

How It Works: Water Quality Forensics Traces Contamination to Its Source

The findings can save substantial time and money on environmental cleanup.

In-House News: National Reach Expands

New offices are bringing design, construction and planning services even closer to Burns & McDonnell clients in areas where needs are growing.

Another Year of Good FORTUNE

Burns & McDonnell is No. 15 among the 2015 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, landing for the fifth time on the annual list recognizing companies with exceptional workplace cultures.

BenchMark: Help Guide Our Updated Direction

Even after more than a century of chronicling advancements, tracing trends and offering insights for individuals and industry, BenchMark is just getting started.

Changing of the Guard

Gratitude and confidence. Those are the words John Nobles, retired president of the Process & Industrial Group at Burns & McDonnell, uses to sum up his tenure with the firm.

Evolving Beyond the Borders

Burns & McDonnell is surveying the world for additional opportunities and building on more than a century of work abroad by forming a new international division.

Filling the Renewable Energy Gap

A new kind of power plant is bringing reliability to an increasingly unstable grid.

Reciprocating Engine Plants

Five reasons they’re gaining popularity.

Powering Through

Want a challenge? Run a 287-kV electric transmission line along 213 often-rugged miles in British Columbia.

Adjusting to EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Now that the federal Environmental Protection Agency has finished its new Clean Power Plan, one outcome has become clear: The nation's approach to reducing carbon dioxide emissions is poised to change significantly.

The Right Fit

FES Group facilitates efficiency at NNSA facility.