MidAmerican Energy to develop new wind projects in Iowa

Author: Spencer Ogden
Date posted10/Jan/2012
Author: Spencer Ogden

MidAmerican Energy is planning to develop new wind power projects in the US state of Iowa, with a total capacity of 407.1MW.

As part of its latest wind energy plans, the company has also entered into agreements to acquire three wind power projects in Iowa that will have a combined capacity of 404.8MW.

MidAmerican has signed a deal with RPM Access to buy the 103.5MW Vienna wind project and has signed agreements with Clipper Windpower Development Co to acquire both the 200.1MW Eclipse and the 101.2MW Morning Light wind projects.

MidAmerican Energy president and CEO Bill Fehrman said wind is a viable renewable energy resource that enhances the company's energy portfolio, providing additional generation at a reasonable cost for its customers.

"In 2009, MidAmerican Energy received approval from the Iowa Utilities Board to add up to 1,001MW of wind-powered generation prior to 2013," Fehrman said.