MidAmerican Energy Co., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, has placed an order for 70 MW of Vestas’ V110-2.0 MW turbines for the 2 GW Wind XI project in Iowa.
The turbines will be manufactured at Vestas’ four Colorado factories, and delivery is expected for the second quarter of 2018. The order includes previously purchased production tax credit (PTC)-qualifying components.
When fully operational in 2020, alongside other projects, the Wind XI project will help MidAmerican Energy generate an estimated 95% of its annual retail energy load from wind. The Wind XI project consists of multiple Iowa sites that will be placed into service between 2017 and 2019.
“We are pleased to continue working with MidAmerican Energy on this next phase of the Wind XI project. The production, construction and operations of the turbines for Wind XI will generate significant economic benefits for landowners, their community and the supply chain that supports these American-made turbines,” says Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada.
The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a multiyear Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement.
Potential future order intake is expected to occur as partial deliveries under the Wind XI master agreement between MidAmerican and Vestas.