Construction To Begin In April On Wind Farm

Wind Turbine Blade MidAmericanSanborn, Iowa — As we’ve told you O’Brien County is the home to the largest wind farm in the state of Iowa. MidAmerican Energy Company, the owner of the Highland Wind Farm near Primghar plans to be in construction early next month on a second wind farm, says MidAmerican spokesperson Ruth Comer.

She says the new wind farm, being called the O’Brien Wind Farm, will have 104 turbines.

Comer says at the same time, they will be building another new wind farm in Ida County.

She says O’Brien County has been a great wind power location for them.

She says wind power offers a lot of advantages.

Comer says O’Brien County is important to their operations.

The new O’Brien Wind Farm will be about half the size of the Highland Wind Farm, and will be located near Sanborn. The 250 megawatt generation capacity of the O’Brien wind farm is equivalent to the annual electricity usage of 75,000 average Iowa households. According to US Census figures, there are around 6,000 households in O’Brien County.

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