As Berkshire signs Obama climate pledge, subsidiary MidAmerican targets 57% wind in Iowa

By Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive

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Photo: Utility Dive.com

Excerpt
Iowa’s MidAmerican Energy, a utility subsidiary of the Warren Buffett-owned Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE), is planning on getting up to 57% of its electricity from wind and expand its generation capabilities into utility-scale solar power plants and community shared solar arrays, according to CEO Bill Fehrman . . . MidAmerican has invested some $6 billion in wind energy since 2004 and has a $900 million, 552 MW project awaiting approval from Iowa regulators that would take the utility’s installed renewables capacity to over 4,000 MW by 2017 and make it possible to get to the 57%  wind target.

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