Wind energy allows us to provide our customers with clean, safe, renewable energy. Renewable energy offers environmental benefits, supports Iowa’s economy and helps us keep our rates low. We are on track to achieve our vision of providing our Iowa customers with 100% of their electricity usage from renewable sources. None of this would be possible without our partner landowners.
In rural and farmland communities across Iowa, we’ve built wind farms – clusters of wind turbines in a community suited for high windspeeds – on the property of volunteering Iowa landowners. Through easement agreements, we issue annual payments to our partner landowners in exchange for access to a designated portion of their land and the rights to build, maintain and operate wind turbines and transmission equipment there. Current partner landowners are encouraged to contact us about lease payments or any issues they are having on their land.
Each of our wind farms has dozens of wind turbines. As of 2021, we have more than 3,300 wind turbines across Iowa, which generate enough electricity to power more than 2.4 million average households each year.
Interested in having a wind turbine on your property?
When identifying potential wind farm sites, MidAmerican considers the wind speed and direction, geographical features and the availability of transmission system interconnection at a potential site, as well as community support for the potential location. Interested in becoming a partner landowner on a future project? Complete our prospective landowner interest form to let us know.