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Wind energy

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Wind energy
ALC carbon outcome Providing renewable energy
Geographic scope US
GHG saved/offset

3,300,000 tonnes CO₂e (BP operated); 67,000 tonnes CO₂e (3rd party operated) [Jan – Dec 2018]

Information on methodology and/or basis

Renewables are now the fastest-growing energy source in history and in our Energy Outlook evolving transition scenario we estimate that they could account for 15% of all energy consumption in 2040 – and in other scenarios more . This strong growth is underpinned by the expectation that wind – along with solar – will become significantly more competitive in the coming years. As wind turbine technology continues to evolve and improve, wind sites using new generation technology can produce more electricity at an ever-decreasing cost.

 

BP operates 10 sites in seven states – Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas. We also hold an interest in another facility in Hawaii. Together, these sites have a gross generating capacity of 1,829 megawatts (MW) – enough generating capacity to power all the homes in a city the size of Dallas.