Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company

12/01/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2021 12:22

BHE Renewables Announces Completion of Independence Wind Energy Project

Wednesday December 1 2021

BHE Renewables Announces Completion of Independence Wind Energy Project

Filed Under:News Releases BHE Renewables today announced completion of its 54-megawatt Independence Wind Energy project. The project is near Ryan, Iowa, and uses 18 GE 2.82-megawatt wind turbines and two GE 2.3-megawatt wind turbines.

"The Independence Wind Energy project represents BHE Renewables' first renewable energy project in Iowa," said Alicia Knapp, president and CEO of BHE Renewables. "We're pleased to be delivering wind energy to Central Iowa Power Cooperative in support of their renewable energy goals."

The completion of the Independence Wind Energy project grows BHE Renewables' wind energy portfolio to 1,719 megawatts. The project serves Central Iowa Power Cooperative under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

"We are very pleased to be working with BHE Renewables to continue expanding wind energy in this area," said Bill Cherrier, CIPCO executive vice president & CEO. "The Independence Wind Energy project will help us continue to grow our wind portfolio on behalf of our customers."

About BHE Renewables
BHE Renewables is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy and is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. As a long-term owner of assets, the company's wind projects include the 300-megawatt Jumbo Road project near Hereford, Texas; 168-megawatt Pinyon Pines I and 132-megawatt Pinyon Pines II projects, located near Tehachapi, California; 81-megawatt Bishop Hill II project in Henry County, Illinois; 400-megawatt Grande Prairie project in Holt County, Nebraska; 72-megawatt Marshall project in Marshall County, Kansas; 212-megawatt Walnut Ridge project in Bureau County, Illinois; and the 300-megawatt Santa Rita wind project in Reagan and Irion counties in west-central Texas.

CIPCO is a generation and transmission electric cooperative owned by member cooperatives and the communities they serve. With a balanced, 24/7 energy portfolio, CIPCO is committed to providing cost-effective, safe, and reliable energy. CIPCO and its 13 members serve over 300,000 Iowans in 58 Iowa counties. CIPCO's offices are located in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Creston and Wilton, Iowa. For more information, visit