Iowa Will Soon Run on 40% Wind Energy



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 In April, Warren Buffet’s MidAmerican Energy utility made a big announcement:

It will build the largest wind project in the US in Iowa (if approved by the state). The 2 gigawatt (GW) Wind XI will have 1000 turbines and could be producing electricity by 2018.

The utility’s goal is to provide 100% renewable energy to Iowa customers and this $3.6 billion investment will get it to 85%. It would be the largest wind farm MidAmerican has built.

“We have a bold vision for our energy future. We don’t know of another U.S. energy provider that has staked out this 100% position. Our customers want more renewable energy, and we couldn’t agree more,” says Bill Fehrman, MidAmerican Energy CEO.