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Vestas Receives 214 MW Wind Turbine Order For 2 GW Wind XI Project

Danish wind turbine manufacturer and developer Vestas announced it has received an order for 214 MW worth of wind turbines as part of the larger 2 GW Wind XI project being developed in Iowa by MidAmerican Energy.

Earlier this year, Vestas announced that it had entered into a conditional agreement with MidAmerican Energy to supply wind turbines to the 2 GW Wind XI project being developed in Iowa. At the time, Vestas believed it might supply up to 1,000 of its V110-2.0 MW wind turbines to the project. However, as it turns out, MidAmerican Energy has only ordered 214 MW worth of Vestas wind turbines that will qualify for the US Production Tax Credit.

MidAmerican Energy announced late-August that it would proceed with the Wind XI project, requiring an investment on its part of $3.6 billion. Completion of the project is expected to happen by the end of 2019, and upon completion will represent the largest economic development project in Iowa’s history, as well as being the largest wind project MidAmerican Energy has ever undertaken.

As of writing, the remaining wind turbine suppliers have not been publicly named.

“Wind energy helps us keep prices stable and more affordable for customers,” said Bill Fehrman, president and CEO, MidAmerican Energy.

“It provides jobs for Iowans and other economic benefits for our customers, communities and the state. Wind energy also contributes to a cleaner environment for everyone. We are proud to expand wind generation in Iowa. And, our customers appreciate that we’re doing it without asking for an increase in rates to pay for it.”

“With this order, MidAmerican positions itself to secure the full value of the PTC for the Wind XI project, and takes the next step in delivering low-cost, domestic wind energy to its customers,” added Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. “As the only state to generate more than 30 percent of its energy from wind, Iowa leads the country in delivering wind energy’s economic and environmental benefits to its communities, and it’s an honor to be a part of the largest wind project in the state’s history.”

 
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