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MidAmerican plans to add 2 GW of wind energy resources in Iowa

January 20, 2022

MidAmerican Energy said it plans to to spend $3.9 billion to add more than 2 GW of wind energy and 50 MW of solar generation in Iowa.

The company also proposed feasibility studies to look at other clean generation technologies, including carbon capture, energy storage and small modular nuclear reactors. The company said that since 2004, it has invested around $14 billion in renewable energy projects across Iowa.

If approved, the new capacity–known as Wind PRIME–would enable the utility to cover 111% of its customers’ annual energy needs with renewable energy and sustain 100% coverage into the 2030s.

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