Energy - JANUARY 20, 2022

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MidAmerican Energy plans $3.9b renewable energy project

by Kali Persall

MidAmerican Energy has announced plans for a $3.9 billion renewable energy project in Iowa.

The project involves wind and solar generation and the exploration of new technologies to advance the company’s transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. The proposed project, known as Wind PRIME, would add 2,042 megawatts of wind generation and 50 megawatts of solar generation.

The company also proposed conducting feasibility studies focused on other clean generation technologies, including carbon capture, energy storage and small modular nuclear reactors.

“As MidAmerican continues to progress toward delivering 100 percent renewable energy to our customers, we are also preparing to meet an important milestone of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions,” said Kelcey Brown, president and CEO of MidAmerican. “The Wind PRIME project will position us and our customers for a sustainable future, while ensuring we continue to deliver affordable and reliable energy.”

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