MidAmerican Energy completes Wind X project

With the completion of the Ida Grove wind farm in Ida County and the O’Brien wind farm in O’Brien County, MidAmerican Energy Company wrapped up work on two major projects adding 551 megawatts of wind generation capacity for customers.

“We are proud to do business in a state that leads the nation in the percentage of energy generated from wind,” said Michael Fehr, vice president, resource development for MidAmerican Energy. “Wind is a key element of our balanced approach to energy generation because it’s a renewable and clean source of energy.”

Work on the Wind X project began in spring 2016 and the turbines were commissioned in early December. The turbines are fully operational and delivering energy to customers, including electricity generated from clean energy produced right here in Iowa, using an abundant resource that has no fuel costs associated with it.

 

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