MidAmerican finishing O’Brien County wind farm

Construction on MidAmerican Energy Co.’s massive wind turbine farm in northwest Iowa is expected to be completed by year’s end.

MidAmerican Energy project manager Adam Jablonski tells the Sioux City Journal that the Highland project will be one of the 10 largest wind farms in the country when it is completed.

Visible from U.S. Highway 59, the farm has erected 214 turbines, each standing more than 263 feet off the ground. The energy company said the farm will have the capacity to generate 502 megawatts of power.

“The more wind power we produce, the less we have to use our coal and natural gas resources,” Jablonski said.