MidAmerican Energy files bat & bald eagle conservation plan for Iowa wind farms

By Michelle Froese In a plan filed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MidAmerican Energy Company proposes a series of measures to help minimize how wind turbines may impact bald eagles and four bat species.
The habitat conservation plan aims to help protect four bat species by modifying nighttime turbine operations during certain months and making additional operational changes.
The company’s habitat conservation plan reflects insights gleaned from the most extensive research effort of its kind, spanning four years and covering most of MidAmerican Energy’s wind fleet.
The plan aims to help protect four bat species, including two that are federally protected, by modifying nighttime

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