How we plan to deliver you more renewable, affordable energy
How will this project impact you?
When combined with our other projects, the 2,092-megawatt Wind PRIME project would allow us to provide renewable energy equal to our Iowa customers’ annual usage on an ongoing basis. In 2022, MidAmerican reached a significant milestone — meeting our Iowa customers' annual electricity demand with 100% renewable energy.
While thermal generation will remain a necessary part of our energy mix to ensure reliability for customers, the addition of Wind PRIME, once completed, is projected to result in an overall reduction of CO2 by 15 million metric tons, or 75%, from 2005 levels.
Wind PRIME would create more than 1,100 full-time jobs during the construction phase and another 125 full-time positions for ongoing operations and maintenance. The project would also provide an estimated $24 million per year in local property tax payments on wind turbines and solar facilities, and provide more than $21 million per year in landowner easement payments.