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Google powers up with wind energy from Iowa, South Dakota, Oklahoma

Never one for small acts, Google recently announced that it will be buying a massive combined 536 megawatts (MW) of new wind capacity from four U.S. wind farms. Here are the details on Google’s latest deals: One 200 MW power purchase agreement (PPA) signed with EDF Renewable Energy for the entire output of the planned … Continue reading Google powers up with wind energy from Iowa, South Dakota, Oklahoma

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EDF Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with Google to Supply 200 Megawatts of Wind Energy in the United States

EDF Renewable Energy, EDF Energies Nouvelles’ subsidiary in North America, has signed an agreement to supply Google, a subsidiary company of Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) with 200 megawatts (MW) of wind energy generated from the new Glaciers Edge Wind Project in Iowa. Glaciers Edge Wind Project, located in Cherokee County in the northwest portion of the … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with Google to Supply 200 Megawatts of Wind Energy in the United States

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Vestas wind turbines for MidAmerican

MidAmerican Energy Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy and the largest regulated utility owner of wind energy in the U.S, has placed an order for 70 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbines towards the 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa. The turbines will be manufactured at Vestas’ four Colorado factories with expected delivery in … Continue reading Vestas wind turbines for MidAmerican

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Google buys 536 MW from US wind energy

Google will buy 536 megawatts of wind power, adding to the company’s already large supply, making it the biggest corporate purchaser of renewable energy, according to a statement Thursday. Google also signed an agreement with EDF Renewable Energy for 200 MW from the Glaciers Edge Wind Project in Iowa, and with the Grand River Dam … Continue reading Google buys 536 MW from US wind energy

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MidAmerican will spend $1 billion ‘repowering’ oldest wind turbines

Using a massive crane and ropes, about a half dozen men carefully shift a 13,450-pound wind turbine blade until its steel poles match up with holes in a massive hub, slowly sliding in. The “stabbing” takes about a half hour — the growing wind speed Wednesday made the process trickier than normal, says Spencer Moore, MidAmerican Energy’s vice president of … Continue reading MidAmerican will spend $1 billion ‘repowering’ oldest wind turbines

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Tradewind Energy sells $500M Iowa wind energy project

Lenexa-based Tradewind Energy, one of the nation’s largest independent wind and solar developers, sold the North English Wind Project in Iowa to MidAmerican Energy Co. Construction just started on the project, which represents an investment of about $500 million. Once fully constructed, North English can generate 340 megawatts of wind energy. During the next 40 … Continue reading Tradewind Energy sells $500M Iowa wind energy project

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Vestas receives 174 MW wind energy order in the United States

MidAmerican Energy places 174 MW order for its 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa. With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 22/2016 of 17 June 2016, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from MidAmerican Energy Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for 100 V110-2.0 MW turbines for the … Continue reading Vestas receives 174 MW wind energy order in the United States

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Iowa’s wind energy paramount’ to Apple’s decision on new data centers

The chief executive of Apple today said his company would not have chosen Iowa as the site for two new data centers if the renewable energy from wind turbines hadn’t been available here. During an interview with Radio Iowa this afternoon, Apple CEO Tim Cook called renewable energy “paramount” to the decision. “For us, that’s kind of a gate. If we … Continue reading Iowa’s wind energy paramount’ to Apple’s decision on new data centers

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MidAmerican Energy has made Iowa wind energy a huge part of its portfolio

We’ve seen an overwhelming amount of support from coast to coast over the first three days of the inaugural #AmericanWindWeek. Keep an eye out for a post featuring some of those highlights tomorrow, but in the meantime I wanted to take a quick look at Iowa. The country’s leader at over 36 percent wind-generated electricity, … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy has made Iowa wind energy a huge part of its portfolio

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Alliant Energy announces another major wind energy investment

Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company is pursuing another major wind investment that will help solidify Iowa’s national leadership in renewable energy. “The customers and communities we serve will benefit from this cost effective clean energy,” said Doug Kopp, president of Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company. “Our wind projects will help keep energy costs stable over … Continue reading Alliant Energy announces another major wind energy investment

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Iowa has been a leader in wind energy for decades and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future

Iowa has been a leader in wind energy for decades and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future. Last year, Iowa generated 36.6 percent of its electricity from wind, the most ever for any state. That figure is expected to keep growing, with the state’s two largest utilities having already started $4 billion … Continue reading Iowa has been a leader in wind energy for decades and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future

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Trump bashes wind energy in state that gets a third of its power from wind

On Wednesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he praised coal and ridiculed wind energy. “I don’t want to just hope the wind blows to light up your homes,” Trump told the crowd. Iowa is the leading producer of wind energy in the country and generated 36.6 percent of … Continue reading Trump bashes wind energy in state that gets a third of its power from wind

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Wind energy saves customers billions while maintaining the grid’s reliability

One of the nation’s leading utilities integrating wind energy onto its system reaffirmed on the second day of WINDPOWER 2017 that wind helps sustain grid reliability while saving its consumers money. Addressing over 7,000 attendees, Xcel Energy’s CEO Ben Fowke recommitted the utility’s investment in wind energy as a low-cost way to help keep the … Continue reading Wind energy saves customers billions while maintaining the grid’s reliability

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Building Energy celebrates the beginning of operations and electricity generation of its first wind farm

With 110 GWh generated per year, the plant will be beneficial to Iowa’s environment, contributing to the reduction of 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions, as well as providing economic benefits to host local communities. Building Energy SpA, multinational company operating as a global integrated IPP in the Renewable Energy Industry, through its subsidiary Building Energy … Continue reading Building Energy celebrates the beginning of operations and electricity generation of its first wind farm

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Iowa’s largest utility aims to produce only renewable energy

Iowa’s largest utility is in the midst of a $3.6 billion investment in wind power and intends to keep spending on the towers with a goal of producing 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources. The Des Moines Register reports that MidAmerican Energy plans to build 1,000 more turbines over the next couple of … Continue reading Iowa’s largest utility aims to produce only renewable energy

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MGE Advances Renewable Energy Goals With Proposal For Major Wind Energy Project

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) announced today a proposal to construct, own and operate its largest wind farm to date, advancing the company’s commitment to increasing cleaner energy and to further reducing carbon dioxide emissions under its Energy 2030 framework. Known as “Saratoga,” the 66-megawatt (MW) wind farm, consisting of 33 turbines, would be located … Continue reading MGE Advances Renewable Energy Goals With Proposal For Major Wind Energy Project

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MidAmerican Energy announces two new wind power projects with 338 MW

MidAmerican Energy announced plans recently to build wind farms at two new sites in Boone, Greene and Mahaska counties in Iowa, the first sites for their Wind XI project. The Beaver Creek wind project will be located in Boone and Greene counties. The project will consist of 85 turbines, which will produce 170 megawatts (MW) … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy announces two new wind power projects with 338 MW

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MidAmerican Energy orders 77 V110-2.0 MW turbines as part of the 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from MidAmerican Energy Company (MidAmerican), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for 154 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbines. The turbines will be manufactured at Vestas’ Colorado factories with expected delivery in 2017. The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a five-year … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy orders 77 V110-2.0 MW turbines as part of the 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa

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Wind turbines may benefit crops

Turbulence created by wind turbines may help corn and soybeans by influencing variables such as temperature and carbon dioxide concentration, according to Iowa State University research. A multi-year study led by an Iowa State University scientist suggests the turbines commonly used to capture wind energy may have a positive effect on crops. Gene Takle, a … Continue reading Wind turbines may benefit crops

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Wind power in the United States: Vestas receives 153 MW order

Largest utility owner of wind energy in the U.S., MidAmerican Energy, orders 153 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbines as part of the 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa. With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 22/2016 of 17 June 2016, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from MidAmerican Energy … Continue reading Wind power in the United States: Vestas receives 153 MW order

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