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IEA wins contract for 130-MW Iowa wind farm

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. (IEA) (“IEA” or the “Company”), a leading infrastructure construction company with specialized energy and heavy civil expertise, today announced a new wind energy project award valued at approximately $67 million. The award is for construction of the Richland Wind Farm in Sac County in western Iowa. This is a 130-megawatt … Continue reading IEA wins contract for 130-MW Iowa wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa reinforces its partnership with MidAmerican with 95 MW Southern Hills Expansion project in the U.S.

Siemens Gamesa has been selected by MidAmerican Energy Company for the Southern Hills Expansion wind power project, which will feature 21 SG 4.5-145 wind turbines, operating at 4.8 MW, and will be located in Iowa. This project also features the company’s premier service and maintenance agreement for three and a half years. This turbine model, … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa reinforces its partnership with MidAmerican with 95 MW Southern Hills Expansion project in the U.S.

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Siemens Gamesa awarded the largest repowering order in North America by MidAmerican Energy

The company will supply and install 163 SG 2.7-129 wind turbines, operating at 2.38 MW and 18 previously sold SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines to repower the Rolling Hills wind farm (429.3 MW), with an option for 12 additional wind turbines.  Siemens Gamesa has been selected by MidAmerican Energy Company for the Rolling Hills wind power project … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa awarded the largest repowering order in North America by MidAmerican Energy

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Iowa generates more than 30 percent of its electricity with wind power

Wind energy sets single-day record in Iowa. It’s been a breezy April, and as it turns out, that wind set records in Iowa. MidAmerican Energy set a new one-day record for the most wind energy generated. On April 10, wind farms in the state generated more than 111,000-megawatt hours of energy, beating the previous record … Continue reading Iowa generates more than 30 percent of its electricity with wind power

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Underground line could carry Iowa wind power to Chicago

The company behind a proposed underground transmission line that would carry electricity generated mostly by wind turbines in Iowa to the Chicago area said Monday that the $2.5 billion project could be operational in 2024 if regulators approve it. Direct Connect Development Co. said it has lined up three major investors to back the project. … Continue reading Underground line could carry Iowa wind power to Chicago

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Google, DeepMind Target Machine Learning at Boosting Wind Energy Value

Wind energy adoption is further along than you might think: Iowa, for example, is expected to generate about half its electrical power from wind within a few years; in total, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, about 90 gigawatts of wind power has been installed nationwide. It’s not just plentiful wind but also wind … Continue reading Google, DeepMind Target Machine Learning at Boosting Wind Energy Value

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Wind industry hires senior Iowa state legislator to advance policy in the “American Wind Belt”

Today, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced the hire of Jeff Danielson to lead state policy advocacy efforts across Midwestern and Plains states. In his new role as AWEA’s Central Region Director, Danielson will advocate for pro-growth policies to help wind power expand and meet strong consumer demand for clean energy. Prior to joining … Continue reading Wind industry hires senior Iowa state legislator to advance policy in the “American Wind Belt”

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Iowa wind energy center

A 100-turbine wind energy center in northern Iowa is getting an upgrade. The Globe Gazette in Mason City reports that NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, briefed the Hancock County Board of Supervisors about the project on Monday. Company officials say the project will generate more renewable energy over an extended period, which also extends the period … Continue reading Iowa wind energy center

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Rep. Loebsack receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

Congressman’s longstanding leadership on wind power creates jobs and benefits for farm and factory towns across Iowa. The American Wind Energy Association named Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress at an event hosted by MidAmerican Energy in their Prairie Wind Farm operations center. AWEA presents U.S. Wind Champion Awards … Continue reading Rep. Loebsack receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

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MidAmerican Energy places 356 MW wind power order for the 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from MidAmerican Energy Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for 356 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbines for the Wind XI project. The order references Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 22/2016 of 17 June 2016 and includes previously purchased PTC-qualifying components. The order includes supply … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy places 356 MW wind power order for the 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa

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Rep. Young receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

The American Wind Energy Association named Rep. David Young (R-Iowa) a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress at an event hosted by MidAmerican Energy Company, headquartered in Des Moines. AWEA is presenting U.S. Wind Champion Awards to members of Congress who have demonstrated strong leadership in support of American wind energy. The award ceremony … Continue reading Rep. Young receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

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Alliant Energy announces 210 MW wind farm

Iowa customers and communities will benefit through a new renewable energy source from Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company and Invenergy. Today, the companies announced the signing of contracts by which Invenergy will complete development of the 210-megawatt (MW) Richland Wind Farm in Sac County, Iowa. Alliant Energy will construct and own the wind farm. Located … Continue reading Alliant Energy announces 210 MW wind farm

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GE Renewable Energy and Alliant Energy to Add 470 MW of Wind Capacity in Iowa

The English Farms and Upland Prairie wind farms with respective 170 MW and 300 MW of installed capacity will be owned and operated by Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company and provide clean and reliable renewable sourced electricity to its customers in Iowa. This is part of a broader plan by Alliant Energy to install up … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy and Alliant Energy to Add 470 MW of Wind Capacity in Iowa

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MidAmerican Energy to start construction of 550 MW Iowa wind farms in June

MidAmerican Energy said that it will break ground on Arbor Hill and Orient, two new wind farms in Iowa with a combined capacity of 550MW, in June. The Arbor Hill wind farm project will feature 125 turbines. On the other hand, the Orient wind farm project will have 150 turbines with an option to add up … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy to start construction of 550 MW Iowa wind farms in June

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Siemens Gamesa selected to supply 225 MW for U.S. wind power project

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) announced today that the company will supply 98 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines for an undisclosed project located in Kansas. The wind farm will span across over 40,000 acres of land and can supply enough energy for nearly 73,000 average U.S. homes. The blades for this project will come from Siemens Gamesa’s … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa selected to supply 225 MW for U.S. wind power project

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Alliant Energy to add more wind energy in Iowa

Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company received approval to increase its wind expansion program from the Iowa Utilities Board. By 2020, the company now plans to add 1,000 megawatts of new wind energy in Iowa – enough clean energy to power 430,000 Iowa homes. In Iowa, the company plans to have invested $1.8 billion in cost-competitive … Continue reading Alliant Energy to add more wind energy in Iowa

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Siemens Gamesa secures 77 MW wind power project with MidAmerican Energy in the U.S.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been selected by MidAmerican Energy Company to supply turbines for an upcoming wind farm. The company will supply 25 SWT-2.625-120 and 5 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines, totalling 77 MW, with the option to add up to 5 additional SWT-2.625-120 wind turbines for a total capacity of 90 MW. The project is … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa secures 77 MW wind power project with MidAmerican Energy in the U.S.

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MidAmerican Energy places 92 MW order for the 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from MidAmerican Energy Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for 46 V110-2.0 MW turbines for the Wind XI project. The order includes previously purchased PTC-qualifying components. The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a five-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy places 92 MW order for the 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa

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MidAmerican Energy has announced two new wind farms in Iowa

MidAmerican Energy Company has announced that it has completed two new wind farms in Iowa that add 338 megawatts of wind generation capacity, with one of those farms located in Mahaska County. According to a news release sent by MidAmerican, the Beaver Creek Wind Farm in Boone and Greene Counties as well as the Prairie … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy has announced two new wind farms in Iowa

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MidAmerican Energy Completes Beaver Creek & Prairie Wind Farms In Iowa Totaling 338 Megawatts

MidAmerican Energy Company announced this week that it had completed two new wind farms in the state of Iowa totalling 338 megawatts, both of which are part of the mammoth 2 gigawatt Wind XI economic development project announced in early 2016. MidAmerican Energy announced on Monday that it had completed the 170 megawatt (MW) Beaver … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy Completes Beaver Creek & Prairie Wind Farms In Iowa Totaling 338 Megawatts

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