WIND ENERGY: Three Projects Complete

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MidAmerican Energy announced Monday it has completed three Iowa wind projects.

The projects total 407 megawatts of electricity. That’s enough to power more than 100,000 homes.

All three projects were finished this year and add up to 176 turbines. The three projects are spread out between Marshall, Tama, Guthrie, Audubon, and Adair counties.

“Wind now comprises approximately 30 percent of MidAmerican Energy’s generation portfolio,” says Bill Fehrman, MidAmerican president and CEO.

Over the past two years MidAmerican has added more than 430 wind turbines to its network.

The company began building wind farms in 2004 to generate power Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota.