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MidAmerican Energy hits 61% renewable energy

By: - May 12, 2020 12:26 pm

Iowa has a growing wind energy industry. (Photo courtesy of the American Wind Energy Association)

Wind energy and other renewable sources supplied 61.3% of the energy that MidAmerican Energy delivered to its Iowa customers last year, the Iowa Utilities Board verified in an order.

That is a 10 percentage point increase over the year before in the amount of renewable generation as a percentage of total retail energy delivered.

“We’re making significant inroads in our quest to provide 100% renewable energy annually to our customers,” Adam Wright, MidAmerican Energy president and CEO, said in a statement. “We’re adding wind generation at no net cost to our customers while still providing reliable energy at some of the lowest rates in the country.”

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