Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company provides sustainable and safe energy to more than 11.6 million electric and gas consumers in the country, as well as users around the world. It has a presence in three countries and more than eleven states in America including Idaho, Washington, California, Illinois, Wyoming, Oregon, Nevada, Iowa, New York, Texas, and Utah. The company also has operations in Canada and the United Kingdom.
However, despite its sprawling size and its $84 billion portfolio, all of the businesses under Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company remain locally owned, ensuring that customers get the absolute best service from their friends and neighbors. Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company is dedicated to providing sustainable energy solutions to its customers, and it offers a wide variety of types of power as well as research into more secure and sustainable power grids.
In addition to providing more traditional power like gas and coal, Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company began to expand to newer and more resource-friendly power solutions including solar and wind in the mid 2000s. Although as recent as 2016 the company still used coal for power, steps towards renewable energy are consistently being made.
Berkshire Hathway Energy Company also includes the Berkshire Hathway HomeServices of America, which is a realty conglomerate which operates across the nation, offering consumers realtor services.
In 1971, Berkshire Hathaway purchased MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, a gas an electric conglomerate which served the Iowa and Illinois region. The company provided great support for Berkshire’s other businesses and soon more utilities were added to the company.
By 2014, the company included a half a dozen other businesses that spanned several states and, following the lead of multiple other Berkshire Hathaway companies, adopted the name Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company.
Companies owned by the Berkshire Hathway Energy Company include MidAmerican Energy Company, PacifiCorp, NV Energy, Northern Powergrid, Northern Natural Gas, Kern River Gas Transmission Company, BHE Renewables, AltaLink, BHE U.S. Transmission, and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices of America.