MidAmerican Energy to retrofit GE turbines and bring wind cost savings to Iowa

By Michelle Froese MidAmerican Energy Company is set to upgrade hundreds of its older wind turbines, bringing additional wind energy and cost savings to Iowa customers. The equipment upgrades will move MidAmerican Energy closer to its vision of providing renewable energy equal to 100% of its customers’ annual energy use.
With recent approval from the Iowa Utilities Board, MidAmerican Energy will retrofit older GE turbines with newer, more efficient components, including longer blades, to extend the life of the turbines.
MidAmerican Energy recently received approval from the Iowa Utilities Board for a plan that will allow the company to repower a portion of its older

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