Wind Energy

Archive footage: Tour an Iowa wind turbine

From 2014: MidAmerican Energy held an event to mark the near-completion of it’s 119.6 megawatt wind farm in Madison County. The farm is located just east of the town of Macksburg.

Read more coverage of the industry in Iowa:
– Aug. 27, 2019: MidAmerican: Proposed Madison County setback for turbines would ‘completely wipe out’ wind development (
– March 11, 2019: Developer proposes a 350-mile underground transmission line to carry wind energy from rural Iowa to Chicago (
– Nov. 21, 2018: Neighbors in eastern Iowa fight to bring down turbines — and win (
– Aug. 1, 2018: Utility’s push for more wind turbines is blowing up trouble with Madison County residents (
– April 20, 2017: Is wind power saving rural Iowa or wrecking it? (
– April 21, 2017: 6 common complaints against Iowa wind turbines (
– April 21, 2017: ‘Flickers’ and ‘stray voltage’: Why these Iowans really, really hate wind power (

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