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Two New Wind Farms Coming to Iowa

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Ida and O'Brien counties will be home to two brand new MidAmerican Energy Company wind farms. The company announced the plans today.

Construction will begin in the spring of 2016 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016. The wind farms will add up to 552 megawatts of wind generation capacity.

This will be Ida county's first wind farm, while O'Brien will now have two.

With the addition of the Ida Grove and O’Brien wind farms, MidAmerican Energy will operate wind farms in 23 Iowa counties. By the end of 2016, MidAmerican Energy’s wind assets in Iowa will include more than 2,000 turbines. 

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