DES MOINES, Iowa – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – BHE Renewables today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the 54 megawatt Independence wind power project from RPM Access LLC.
Located near Ryan, Iowa, the project consists of 18 GE 2.8 megawatt wind turbines and two GE 2.3 megawatt wind turbines and will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2021. The project will serve Central Iowa Power Cooperative as part of the project. a 20-year power purchase contract. .
“The addition of the Independence Wind Project brings our wind power portfolio to 1,719 megawatts and gives us another opportunity to meet the growing demand for energy generated from renewable resources, ”said Alicia Knapp, President and CEO of the management of BHE Renewables. “We are excited about this project and look forward to finding more opportunities to own and harness renewable energy resources that support a cleaner energy future.
About BHE Renewables
BHE Renewables is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy and is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.
Since 2012, BHE Renewables has invested heavily in solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric projects. As a long-term asset owner, the company’s wind projects include the 300 megawatt Jumbo Road project near Hereford, Texas; the 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; the 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.