What is fish without chips, peanut butter without jelly, and bread without butter?
Everyone has their perfect partner.
At BP, we agree.
We are one of the major wind energy businesses in the US, capable of a gross production of over 1,800 megawatts a year.
Our turbines are placed in some of the windiest parts of the country, so we can generate enough electricity to power all the homes in a city the size of Dallas.
But, on those rare still days, that’s where natural gas comes in.
Natural gas can keep the lights on with an energy that generates power more cleanly than coal − with around half the CO2 emissions.
That’s why we see natural gas as the perfect partner to wind and solar power, too.
We’ve also teamed up with Tesla to pilot a high-storage battery at our Titan 1 Wind Farm in South Dakota. The battery allows electricity to be stored for the site to use at those times when the wind stops blowing.
At BP, we bring together good ideas.
As we look to the future we’re working to make every part of our business lower carbon
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