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Our Commitment

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"We commit to achieve carbon neutrality across our own operations by 2030, and to reduce our direct emissions by 50% by this date."

Pascal Radue
President & CEO of GE Hydro Solutions

Our position on the Sustainable Development Goals

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Our hydropower technologies help our industry play an essential role in fighting climate change (13), providing flood control, drought mitigation, resilient water resources and irrigation (6).

They provide affordable renewable energy and integrate other clean energy solutions through energy storage (7), (9).

Our products and services are designed to promote sustainability, respect for the environment, and ensure the Health, and Safety of our employees and the communities in which we work (8), (11).  

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Our Actions

ACCOUNT

For our operational green-house gas emissions in each business

REDUCE EMISSIONS

By finding efficiency opportunities within energy, waste, and mobility

POWER WITH RENEWABLES

By securing green electricity for our sites-onsite installations, PPAs Environmental Attribute Certificates

Campaign

By sharing what we learn, celebrating employee contributions and showcase leadership

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Account Emissions

GE Hydro Solutions Certified emissions for 2021

The total GHG emissions of the Hydro branch of GE Renewable Energy was 86kt CO2eq in 2021. The main source of measured emissions are the purpose of the electricity at our sites and logistics.

Measuring our emissions allows us to become aware of our impact and to determine reduction actions that will have the biggest reduction impact.

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Reduce Emissions

Energy efficiency actions

GE Hydro Solutions sites have carried out diverse actions to improve energy efficiency.

Since 2020, GE hydro has invested almost 1M USD into energy efficiency actions for its diverse sites, this represents more than 5800Mwh/Year of energy savings.

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Power with Renewables

PPA & Green Tariff Electricity contacts

100% of our sites are powered with renewable energy. This Green energy supply is ensured through Green tariff electricity contracts (Europe and North America) and Renewable Energy Certificates (Other sites)

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ENGAGE AND LEAD

Promoting sustainability within our industry

Developing sustainability actions in our processes, and creating a sustainability culture within the company.

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Our Product Sustainability Vision

Complying with the most stringent legal and environmental requirements, GE Hydro Solutions product sustainability is based on our extensive experience and rigorous standardized processes, strengthened by advances digital tools. The continuous sustainability improvement of our products is driven by a will to increase product efficiency and life expectancy, and to reduce its impact on wildlife and the environment.

 

The four sustainability pillars of our products

 

  • Carbon Neutrality

    Carbon Neutrality
  • Biodiversity and eco-systems

    Biodiversity and eco-systems
  •  Circular Economy

     Circular Economy
  • Value creation  

    Value creation  
  • Decarbonize our products through energy efficiency actions and green energy contracts for all our sites

  • Capacity to measure the carbon footprint of our products

  • Fish-friendly technologies to protect biodiversity

  • Oil-free technologies and biodegradable oils to protect aquatic ecosystems

  • Dissolved oxygen runner technology to protect downstream habitats

  • Minimize resources used during the design process

  1. Additive manufacturing

  2. Digital simulation

  • Extend the life of our products

  1. Design improvements

  2. Coating technologies

  • Extend the life of hydropower plants

  1. Diagnostic and repair tools

  • High level of recyclability

  • Improve the flexibility or our products, easing the integration of intermittent renewable

  • Develop control and coating technologies to improve performance and lifetime