MidAmerican Energy, State Officials Plan Major Announcement Today
Officials at MidAmerican Energy Co. and the state of Iowa are set to make a major announcement regarding a new wind energy development. Governor Terry Branstad is expected to discuss the project at his news conference Monday and release further details with company officials at a 1 p.m. meeting to be held at the Siemens Energy wind blade factory near Fort Madison. In August MidAmerican Energy received approval from the Iowa Utilities Board for a $1.9 billion project to install hundreds of wind turbines by the end of 2015. More than 448 turbines are to be installed in Webster, O'Brien, Grundy, Madison, and Marshall counties.