Renewable Energy

Committed to Clean Energy

Berkshire Hathaway Energy delivers safe, reliable service each day to more than 11.6 million customers and end-users worldwide, with approximately 39% of our owned and contracted generating capacity coming from renewable and noncarbon sources.

As part of Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s expansion into the unregulated renewables market, BHE Renewables was developed to oversee solar, wind, hydro and geothermal projects. BHE Renewables encompasses BHE Solar, BHE Wind, BHE Geothermal and BHE Hydro. These companies make Berkshire Hathaway Energy the owner of one of the largest renewable energy portfolios in the U.S.

The investment in and development of sustainable energy solutions are essential to our vision for Berkshire Hathaway Energy's future.

Renewable Wind Energy

Wind

Through it’s businesses, Berkshire Hathaway Energys owns approximately 6,200 megawatts of wind generation capacity and continues to pursue opportunities for additional investment.

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Renewable Solar Energy

Solar

With approximately 1,300 megawatts of solar capacity in operation, Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s solar projects account for 4% of the U.S. solar market. BHE Renewables’ Topaz and Solar Star projects – two of the largest solar photovoltaic projects in the world – collectively produce 1,136 megawatts, or 87%, of that capacity.

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Renewable Hydroelectric Energy

Hydro

Hydroelectric power plants take advantage of a naturally occurring, continuous process to convert the potential energy of flowing water into electrical energy. It's a clean, sustainable and flexible generation method that creates cost-effective, reliable power in areas where flowing water sources are available.

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Renewable Geothermal Energy

Geothermal

Through businesses like CalEnergy, Berkshire Hathaway Energy owns several geothermal generating plants, including 10 plants in southern California's Imperial Valley which produce electricity solely from naturally occurring steam. These plants produce highly efficient, extremely clean and extraordinarily reliable energy for our customers.

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