Berkshire subsidiary on renewable energy push across the West
Wind and the sun will be powering more of the American West in coming years as a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary takes advantage of federal tax credits that encourage renewable energy to take the place of coal-generated power.
PacifiCorp, a division of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, issued a three-year, $3.5 billion plan for its renewable energy system from Wyoming to California.
The six-state plan will add 900 megawatts of capacity by upgrading generators with larger blades and new technology, build a 140-mile-long power line in Wyoming and add 1,100 megawatts of new wind projects.
For comparison, that’s more than the Omaha Public Power District’s total generating capability.