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April 1, 2013

Utilities partner to add lines for wind energy in northern Iowa

Written by Dan Piller, Des Moines Register  •    •  Posted 2013-04-01 11:44:20

The owners of the two largest electric transmission systems in Iowa have plans to build more than 400 miles of transmission lines by 2017 to accommodate Iowa’s growing wind energy portfolio. The projects by MidAmerican Energy of Des Moines and ITC Holdings, which owns and operates the electric transmission system serving Alliant Energy in Iowa, will hold public meetings this summer to discuss new lines that would extend from Jackson, Minn., and O’Brien County just west of Spencer through Mason City and Waterloo to near Independence in Buchanan County. [ read more … ]

Udall touts wind power in Boulder visit

By Erica Meltzer Camera Staff Writer, Boulder Daily  •    •  Posted 2013-04-01 11:44:39

Wind technology has nearly unlimited potential, and the United States needs a long-term policy to support the industry and keep the county competitive, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall said Saturday during a visit to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Wind Technology Center south of Boulder. Udall’s stop at the wind technology center was the first of a yearlong tour of energy sites important to Colorado. Udall called the state’s diverse energy portfolio an example for the rest of the nation as it tries to move toward energy independence. “Colorado is blessed,” he said. “We have wind and sun, coal and natural gas.” [ read more … ]

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