EDF sells 91-MW wind project in Iowa to MidAmerican

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July 25 (Renewables Now) - EDF Renewables North America said on Tuesday it has agreed to sell the development rights associated with a 91-MW wind project in Iowa to MidAmerican Energy Co.

Specifically, the North American unit of French renewable energy group EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) will divested the assets related to the Ivester wind project in Grundy County.

Located approximately 85 miles northeast of Des Moines, Ivester will cover nearly 7,000 acres of land. That asset contributes to MidAmerican Energy’s 2,000 MW Wind XI project, EDF said.

This is not the first time the two companies have worked together, having a partnered on 771 MW of wind farms in Iowa to date, EDF Renewables’ North Region vice president of development, Kate O’Hair, noted.

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