MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., the energy subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Warren Buffett, will expand its wind generation capacity by buying 258 wind turbines to Siemens AG and acquiring developing a wind project in Iowa
The wind turbines will be located in five counties in Iowa next year and have a combined capacity of 593 megawatts, enough to power 190,000 homes, MidAmerican said in a statement on its website. Fifty-two wind turbines the wind farm will be in Laurel, facilities planned at about 80 miles northeast of Des Moines (capital of Iowa), which MidAmerican will purchase from RPM Access. The purchase price was not disclosed.
MidAmerican, which Berkshire bought in 2000, sells electricity in the great plains located east of the Rocky Mountains and western U.S. and operates a pipeline that transports natural gas from Wyoming to California. Siemens to build wind turbines at its plants in Fort Madison, Iowa, and Hutchinson, Kansas.
Electric vehicle with lithium batteries do not emit CO2 or damage the environment if the electricity comes from renewables such as wind, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal or thermal. Wind turbines can supply electricity to electric vehicles in the future will also serve to store and regulate the electricity intermittent wind energy sector.