NEWS RELEASE                                                                                        OCTOBER 2016

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Will Spend $184 Million for Air Filtration and Air Pollution Control Next Year

Berkshire Hathaway has acquired and merged a number of power and gas transmission companies. It has also created BHE Renewables.  The group now known as Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE) will spend $184 million on average for air filtration and air pollution control over the next five years.  Because of its distributed generation and certain other activities in the areas where it supplies electricity, it will indirectly influence purchases of as much as $41 million annually from small generators from whom it is buying electricity or with whom it is collaborating. The connection involves EPCs and consultants each of whom are specifying or buying air treatment equipment and reagents for multiple utilities. So, the market potential is much larger than just what BHE buys.  Also, if the system results in successful early adoption of new technologies the impact on air treatment sales will be widespread.

Air Pollution Control and Air Filtration Market Potential with Berkshire Hathaway Energy

(annual market over next five years)



U.S. Total

$ Million

Direct BHE


$ Million



$ Millions

7% of the U.S. gas transmission and storage with 71 compressor stations and more in planning with intake filters and emission control on engines and turbines. 100 9  
41 coal-fired units with environmental upgrades and retirements including a $700 million NOx control program and purchases of urea, lime, limestone, etc. 2,000 140  
125 gas turbines and more in planning with inlet filters and emission control. 400 28  
190 wind turbines including those providing electricity to BHE. More than 3000 MW of additional turbines in planning (ambient air filters). 20 2  
111 geothermal plants in served states- H2S removal. 70 3 3
21 hydro plants with environmental upgrades and expansion into Philippines-pump driver filters. 10 0 1
45 biomass plants in served states. 40 1 3
40 methane fueled generators at land fill and other sources in served states. 20 0 2
111 solar plants in served states and more being planned by BHE Renewables as IPP. 2 0 1
Energy recovery at compressor stations and Currant Creek (tomato production) with more planned. 30 1 1
130 large industrial boilers in served states. 400   30
Total   184 41

McIlvaine is providing a connection system for suppliers so that the process of decision making can be quicker, less costly, and result in early adoption of newer and better technologies.

Details on the program are shown at:  4S01 Berkshire Hathaway Energy Supplier and Utility Connect