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MidAmerican Energy Completes Two Major Wind Energy Projects

With the completion of the Highland wind farm in O’Brien County and the Adams wind farm in Adams County, MidAmerican Energy Company has wrapped up work on two major projects adding more than 1,200 megawatts of wind generation capacity for customers.   The Highland wind farm, which was placed in service on December 3, 2015, … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy Completes Two Major Wind Energy Projects

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MidAmerican Energy installing a concrete tower for the tallest land-based wind turbine in the U.S.

MidAmerican Energy Company’s new wind farm in Adams County, Iowa will include a first for the company: a concrete wind turbine tower. Once installed, the wind turbine itself will represent another first because it will be the tallest land-based turbine built in the country to date. It is designed to capture more wind power at … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy installing a concrete tower for the tallest land-based wind turbine in the U.S.

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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, … Continue reading MidAmerican finishing O’Brien County wind farm

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NW Iowa wind energy development a boon to local economy

Counties will continue to collect property taxes from the wind turbines and associated new buildings. It’s possible that businesses supporting the wind energy industry will spring up. Holtkamp’s happy to see the county become a major renewable energy producer, and just as happy to see the positive impact it’s having on local business owners. “It’s … Continue reading NW Iowa wind energy development a boon to local economy

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Wind energy in Nebraska: Vestas wind turbines for 400 MW wind farm

Is Vestas’ largest single-phase project ever in the United States. Vestas has received a firmorder in the United States for 200 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for the Grande Prairie wind farm in Holt County, Nebraska.  In megawatt terms, the project will be Vestas’ largest single-phase project ever in the United States.     Vestas sold its … Continue reading Wind energy in Nebraska: Vestas wind turbines for 400 MW wind farm

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MidAmerican completes work on 3 new wind energy plants in Iowa

MidAmerican will have 1,715 wind turbines when the entire wind power project is complete.  That’s enough capacity to power the equivalent of more than one million average Iowa homes.   The company is building five new wind farms as part of its 1,050-megawatt wind power project, which is the largest economic development project in Iowa … Continue reading MidAmerican completes work on 3 new wind energy plants in Iowa

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Siemens signs long-term service contract for U.S. wind energy projects totaling over 2 GW

Siemens will provide service and maintenance at 12 MidAmerican Energy wind power projects in Iowa through June 2024. Largest onshore wind energy service contract to date for Siemens.   Siemens has signed a long-term agreement with the U.S. energy company MidAmerican Energy to provide service and maintenance for 958 SWT-2.3 turbines at 12 wind projects … Continue reading Siemens signs long-term service contract for U.S. wind energy projects totaling over 2 GW

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MidAmerican Energy signs wind power contract with Siemens for Iowa wind energy projects

Siemens will provide service and maintenance at 12 MidAmerican Energy Company wind energy projects in Iowa through June 2024. Combined capacity of more than 2 gigawatts (GW). Largest onshore wind power service contract to date for Siemens. Siemens has signed a long-term agreement with MidAmerican Energy to provide service and maintenance for 958 SWT-2.3 turbines … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy signs wind power contract with Siemens for Iowa wind energy projects

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MidAmerican to develop new wind farm in Iowa

MidAmerican Energy Company announced plans Oct. 10 to develop one new wind farm site in Adams County and expand a second site in O’Brien County in 2015 – an additional investment of up to $280 million for the nation’s leader in ownership of wind-powered generation among rate-regulated utilities. If approved, the company’s proposed wind project … Continue reading MidAmerican to develop new wind farm in Iowa

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MidAmerican Energy will install 67 more turbines in western Iowa wind farm

MidAmerican Energy announced Friday it is adding $280 million to its investment in wind energy in Iowa — an expansion that will install 67 more Iowa-made wind turbines in western Iowa and enable the company to provide wind-powered electricity to more than 1 million Iowa homes.   If approved by the Iowa Utilities Board, the … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy will install 67 more turbines in western Iowa wind farm

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Warren Buffett plans to double wind energy, solar power investment

Warren Buffett plans to double Berkshire Hathaway’s investment in wind and solar power in the U.S. to $30 billion, Bloomberg reports from Edison Electric Institute’s annual convention in Las Vegas. Buffett said Berkshire Hathaway has another $15 billion “ready to go” for renewable energy. That could have big implications in Iowa, where Berkshire Hathaway Energy … Continue reading Warren Buffett plans to double wind energy, solar power investment

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Siemens to Supply 448 Wind Turbines to MidAmerican Energy

Siemens has received an order from the U.S. energy company MidAmerican Energy for the supply of 448 wind turbines. With a total capacity of 1,050 megawatts (MW), this represents not only the largest order for onshore wind turbines for Siemens, but also the largest single order for onshore wind power awarded globally to date. The … Continue reading Siemens to Supply 448 Wind Turbines to MidAmerican Energy

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Siemens lands big wind power contract in US

MidAmerican Energy officials said Monday they have contracted with an Iowa wind turbine blade factory to make all the blades for 448 wind turbines the company is installing in Iowa. Company officials appeared with Gov. Terry Branstad at his weekly news conference to announce the deal with Siemens Energy to manufacture turbine blades at the … Continue reading Siemens lands big wind power contract in US

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MidAmerican to build 1,050 MW of wind energy in Iowa

Iowa power company MidAmerican Energy expects to build wind farms in Iowa capable of generating about 1,050 megawatts of electricity by the end of 2015. MidAmerican agreed to acquire the 500-MW Highland wind site from a unit of privately held U.S. power developer Invenergy LLC, the 250-MW Lundgren site from the renewable unit of France’s … Continue reading MidAmerican to build 1,050 MW of wind energy in Iowa

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MidAmerican Energy to install wind turbines in five Iowa counties

The Iowa Utilities Board has approved a plan from the state’s largest utility company to install hundreds of wind turbines by the end of 2015. Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that the board had approved the $1.9 billion project from the MidAmerican Energy Company. Branstad says construction will begin in September and the wind turbines … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy to install wind turbines in five Iowa counties

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MidAmerican Energy Company recognized by Platts for leadership in wind energy

MidAmerican Energy Company was honored with the Green Energy Supplier Award at the 2012 Platts Global Energy Awards ceremony in New York, N.Y. The company received the award for its 2011 and 2012 wind expansion projects in Iowa, which add another 1,001 megawatts of renewable energy to the company’s generation portfolio. We know that meeting … Continue reading MidAmerican Energy Company recognized by Platts for leadership in wind energy

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One Millionth Photovoltaic Solar Module Installed at MidAmerican Solar’s Topaz Project by First Solar

Earlier this month, the one millionth solar module was installed at what is the largest solar project under construction in the world. When complete, the 550-megawattAC project will include nearly 9 million photovoltaic (PV) modules. On May 16, the first solar module was installed at Topaz Solar Farms, located in San Luis Obispo County, Calif. … Continue reading One Millionth Photovoltaic Solar Module Installed at MidAmerican Solar’s Topaz Project by First Solar

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