NEWS RELEASES                                                                                      OCTOBER 2016

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Will Spend $146 Million for Liquid/Solid Separation and Water Treatment 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 $146 million per year on average for liquid/solid separation and water treatment equipment and chemicals 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 separation and treatment purchases of as much as $33 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 treatment equipment 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 treatment sales will be widespread. 

Liquid/Solid Separation and Water Treatment Market Potential with Berkshire Hathaway Energy

(annual market over next five years)


U.S. Total Liquid/Solid & Water Treatment

$ Millions

Direct BHE


$ Million



$ Millions

7% of the U.S. gas transmission, and storage with 71 compressor stations and more in planning (cooling and lubrication as well as dehydration). 90 7  
41 coal-fired units with environmental upgrades and retirements including upgrades to meet CCR and ELG regulations.  1.5 105  
125 gas turbines and more in planning with inlet water, cooling, steam generation and wastewater. 400 28  
190 wind turbines including those providing electricity to BHE. More than 3000 MW of additional turbines in planning (lubrication and hydraulic filtration). 15 1  
111 geothermal plants in servered states. 70 2 4
21 hydro plants with environmental upgrades and expansion into Philippines. 30   0 2
45 biomass plants in served states. 30 1 2
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 40 2 2
130 large industrial boilers in served states. 300   20
Total   146 33 

McIlvaine is providing a system for suppliers to connect with utilities so that the process of decision making can be quicker, less costly, and result in early adoption of newer and better technologies for both equipment and chemical application.

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