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On Oct. 2, MidAmerican Energy Co. supplied renewable energy credits (RECs) from one of its wind farms to a football game between Iowa State University and the University of Texas.

Cyclone Sports Properties, Iowa State's athletic multimedia rights holder, used RECs from MidAmerican's Pomeroy wind farm, located in Pocahontas County, Iowa, to offset greenhouse gas emissions associated with the energy consumption of a typical game at the Jack Trice Stadium, located in Ames, Iowa.

According to MidAmerican, the event was designed to educate fans about wind energy, noting that Iowa and Texas rank within the top three states in the U.S. when it comes to total wind-powered energy generation. MidAmerican teamed up with transmission company ITC Midwest and Cyclone Sports Properties as corporate sponsors for the awareness campaign.

The campaign was promoted through more than 30 affiliates on the Cyclone Radio Network, in-game videoboard messaging, and a brief on-field recognition ceremony.

MidAmerican Energy currently owns and operates approximately 2.3 GW of wind generation capacity in Iowa. This year, the company received approval for a $1.9 billion, 1.05 GW wind expansion, which will be complete by year-end 2015.




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