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Iowa Wind Energy Developing Rapidly With Mid American Blade Purchase

Iowa Wind Energy Developing Rapidly With Mid American Blade Purchase

 

Monday, Mid American Energy officials along with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad announced the company is buying 448 wind turbine blades to be manufactured at Siemens in Fort Madison, Iowa.  Iowa Wind Energy Association Executive Director Harold Prior says it’s one of the biggest wind projects Iowans have ever seen.

Prior says the Mid American project will lead to other wind development including the Rock Island Clean Line Project with a significant hub in Northwest  Iowa.

He  says progress on the Clean Line project is advancing quickly.

Prior says the Clean Line project will mean $ 10 million of capital investment in Iowa and land lease payments will increase by $ 20 million a year. Once Mid American and Clean Line are both completed in 2018, Iowa will have well over 10,000 megawatts of capacity.

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