Mortenson announced it has been selected by MidAmerican Energy Company to build two wind farms in Iowa as part of the company’s Wind XI Project, a broader plan to install 2,000 MW of wind energy in the state by 2019.
The new Arbor Hill and Ivester wind farms will be Mortenson’s 16th and 17th wind projects built in the state for MidAmerican Energy, adding 341 MW to Iowa’s substantial electric grid.
“We continue to have a strong relationship with MidAmerican Energy and look forward to helping them reach their goal of serving their customers’ electricity demand with 100% renewable energy,” said Tim Maag, Vice President and General Manager for Mortenson’s Wind Energy Group. “It’s an exciting time to be a part of Iowa’s wind energy revolution.”
With the addition of the new wind projects, Mortenson will have installed approximately 3,000 MW of wind energy for MidAmerican Energy, and more than 4,000 MW of wind energy in Iowa over the past 23 years.