KLJ earns National Recognition Award

KLJ’s Williston Basin Oil and Gas Related Electrical Load Growth Forecast (PF 12) earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 47 annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition. PF 12 is a 20-year power forecast, which encompasses 43 counties in three states: North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana.

KLJ’s study confirmed that electrical demand from the oil and gas industry in the Williston Basin will continue to grow dramatically, and results indicate that by 2032, electrical demand in the Williston Basin will have nearly tripled current demand. PF 12 results have the potential to help each of the three states support and approve significant investments in electrical generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure. The study is now utilized as an essential planning tool by cities, towns, legislators and industry leaders.

All 146 National Recognition Award winners will be honored as preeminent 2013 engineering achievements at the black-tie Engineering Excellence Awards Gala held Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Judging for the top awards took place in February, conducted by a nationwide panel of more than 30 engineers, architects, government representatives, media members and academics. Awards criteria included uniqueness and originality, technical innovation, social and economic value, complexity, and success in enhancing the practice of engineering.