Powering our global facilities with renewable energy
Baker Hughes has implemented projects over several years to increase the percentage of renewable energy used by our global facilities where it is feasible and cost-effective. We employ wind power at our sites in the United Kingdom; hydroelectric power in Celle, Germany; and on-site solar power at sites in Billerica, Massachusetts and Vibo, Italy among others.
In 2019 we announced a new agreement to purchase 100 percent renewable electricity for our 175 facilities in Texas, our largest global region for energy consumption. The renewable power purchase agreement will eliminate 12 percent of the company’s global carbon equivalent emissions and will result in a reduction of 1.2 million metric tons of CO2 eq. emissions over the 10-year term of the agreement — the equivalent of removing more than 27,000 cars from the road.
Hydrogen plays a key role in decarbonization. Baker Hughes contributes to the deployment of the hydrogen economy major technology advances including hydrogen blend gas turbines up to 100%, centrifugal and reciprocating compressors.
Geothermal wells present unique logistical, technical and environmental challenges. Baker Hughes draws on more than 40 years of geothermal experience, reliable equipment, and specialized technologies to safely and efficiently tap into this clean, renewable energy source.
Wind and hydro power
Wind and hydro turbines operate under variable loads which can result in early failures. Our condition monitoring and control systems provide improved reliability, uptime and security to more than 30,000 wind and hydro turbines worldwide
Lithium-ion battery Inspection
Lithium-ion battery quality is a key factor in enabling renewables and electric vehicles. X-ray and CT quality inspection of batteries helps manufacturers increase load capacity, extend lifecycles, and comply with all quality assurance and safety standards.