Baker Hughes Commits to 100-Percent Renewables in Texas

Baker Hughes Commits to 100-Percent Renewables in Texas

International industrial services company Baker Hughes has entered into a 10-year agreement to purchase 100% of its Texas electricity from renewable sources, eliminating 12% of the company’s global carbon equivalent emissions.

Designed in collaboration with Energy Edge Consulting and
EDF Energy Services, the agreement combines renewable energy from the
Texas-based White Mesa Wind project, owned and developed by Apex Clean Energy,
and the Talitha solar project, owned and developed by 7X Energy.

The combination of wind and solar assets creates an energy
production profile that aligns with Baker Hughes’ electricity use patterns
around the clock and is more beneficial than purchasing all of the company’s
Texas energy needs from a single renewable asset.

“With more than 170 Baker Hughes facilities in the state,
Texas represents our largest region for energy use,” says Kevin Wetherington,
Baker Hughes’ chief health, safety, environment and quality officer. “We see
this commitment to Texas-generated renewable power as an important step in our
progress toward net-zero emissions, and we have many more projects underway to
continue to reduce our global emissions.”

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This latest effort builds on the use of renewables in other
areas around the globe, including the United Kingdom, where 24 Baker Hughes
facilities have used 100 percent wind power since 2014. Renewable hydroelectric
energy is now used at Baker Hughes’ campus in Celle, Germany, and on-site solar
power is utilized at its sites in Billerica, Mass., and Vibo, Italy, among
others.

In January, Baker Hughes committed to reducing its CO2
equivalent emissions 50% by 2030 and to achieve net-zero CO2 equivalent emissions
by 2050.

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