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    How we plan to deliver you more renewable, affordable energy

    Roadmap to net zero greenhouse gas emissions logo
    We are excited to announce our plans for a new renewable energy project in Iowa – Wind PRIME. The project would include 2,042 megawatts of wind generation and 50 megawatts of solar generation. The project would also include feasibility studies that take an “all-of-the-above” approach to investigating emerging clean energy technologies that will be an important part of the net-zero transition.  
     
    Once complete, this project would allow us to provide 100% renewable energy to our Iowa customers through our GreenAdvantage® program and move us forward on the road to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.
     

    How will this project impact you?

    Wind PRIME would result in significant benefits for the environment, the economy and our customers, including:
     
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    Delivering 100% renewable energy to customers
    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. In 2021, MidAmerican delivered 88.5% renewable energy on an annual basis to customers across the state. 
    CO2 Reduction
    Reducing carbon
    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.
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    Striving to reach net zero
    Wind PRIME would also support investigating additional clean energy technologies that will help us meet your demand for more renewable generation as well as lower- and noncarbon generation. 
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    Providing jobs and economic impact
    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.
    If approved, we plan to complete construction in late 2024. Read more in our news release.
     

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