MidAmerican Energy to focus more heavily on wind energy market

Utility plans to build new 1,000 turbine wind farm Wind energy continues to see strong growth in Iowa. The state is among the leaders in wind power generation. Approximately 31% of the state’s energy comes from its wind farms. This is set to grow, as MidAmerican Energy, one of Iowa’s largest utilities, seeks to embrace renewable energy more aggressively. The utility has plans of generating all of its energy capacity through renewable resources in the near future. Wind energy will play a major role in the company’s ambitious plans, as…

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Massive wind energy project wins approval in Iowa

State grants final approval for MidAmerican Energy project The Iowa Utilities Board has provided MidAmerican Energy with the approval it needs to build a large-scale wind energy system. The utility recently announced plans to build a $3.6 billion wind energy system, which is expected to become the state’s largest wind farm. MidAmerican Energy has been seeking approval to build this wind farm and has now passed the final hurdle, allowing the utility to begin construction of its Wind XI farm. Project will add 2,000 MW of capacity to Iowa MidAmerican…

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