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Des Moines, Iowa-based MidAmerican Energy Co. is expanding its Walnut Wind Project in Pottawattamie County.

Earlier this year, MidAmerican announced plans for 67 wind turbines to be built and placed in service by the end of the year near Walnut. In recent months, MidAmerican was able to acquire additional wind turbines, allowing the company to expand the project by 35 units.

"We are pleased to be able to move forward with this expansion, which makes good economic sense for Iowa as the state continues to benefit from the pursuit of more renewable generating capacity," says Bill Fehrman, president of MidAmerican Energy.

MidAmerican expects to have the entire Walnut Wind Project - a total of 153 MW - onine by the end of the year. The project features 102 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines.

SOURCE: MidAmerican Energy Co.

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