Sites Named for MidAmerican Wind XI Project
January 16, 2017
MidAmerican Energy plans to build new wind farms in Boone, Greene and Mahaska counties in Iowa. The two new wind farms will be the first Wind XI project sites selected for construction.
MidAmerican Energy plans to begin construction in April on the Beaver Creek wind project in Boone and Greene counties and the Prairie wind project in Mahaska County, with completion scheduled for the end of 2017. The wind farms are part of MidAmerican Energy’s Wind XI project and will add 338 megawatts of new wind generation capacity in Iowa: the Beaver Creek wind project will consist of 85 turbines, which will add 170 megawatts of wind generation capacity and the Prairie wind project will have 84 turbines and add 168 megawatts of wind generation capacity.
MidAmerican Energy announced plans in April 2016 to invest $3.6 billion for the Wind XI project. It is the largest economic development investment in Iowa’s history. The project calls for the construction of 1,000 wind turbines that will add 2,000 megawatts of wind generation capacity in Iowa.
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