MidAmerican Energy is proposing a massive wind turbine project that would be the nation’s first investor-owned electric utility to generate all of its customer demand from wind energy.
The company is submitting its proposal for a $922 million wind project to the Iowa Utilities Board.
MidAmerican President and CEO Adam Wright says the project would generate 591 megawatts of power, or enough electricity to power 2.4 million homes:
OC……..going forward. :17
It’s MidAmerican’s 12th wind project.
MidAmerican already has 2,189 wind turbines on 27 wind farms in Iowa, producing 4,400 megawatts of power.
If the latest project is approved and completed, the utility’s total investment in wind will total more than $12 billion.
The project is slated for completion in late 2020.