Wind XII project positions MidAmerican Energy to hit 100% renewables

MidAmerican Energy Company will be the first investor-owned electric utility in the country to generate renewable energy equal to 100% of its customers’ usage on an annual basis, upon completing its newest proposed wind energy project.

MidAmerican Energy proposed an additional investment of $922 million with the announcement of its Wind XII project, which will be formally filed with the Iowa Utilities Board later today. The project, if approved, is expected to be completed in late 2020.

Over the past three years, MidAmerican Energy has moved forward with its previously announced Wind XI and repowering projects, that when combined with Wind XII, will provide customers with 100% renewable energy on an annual basis. And, like MidAmerican’s previous wind projects, Wind XII will be accomplished without the need to ask for an increase in customers’ rates.

via Wind Power Engineering Wind XII project positions MidAmerican Energy to hit 100% renewables