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April 02, 2003

Iowa Utility to Build a 310-Megawatt Wind Power Plant

MidAmerican Energy Company, Iowa's largest utility, announced on March 25th its intention to construct a 310-megawatt wind power facility in northwest or north-central Iowa. The project will consist of up to 200 wind turbines and will rival in capacity the largest existing U.S. wind power plant: the 300-megawatt Stateline Wind Energy Center, located along the border of Oregon and Washington. Although MidAmerican expects the first turbines to come online in 2004, and the entire project to be complete by 2006, the company has not yet selected a location for the project. See the MidAmerican press release.