MidAmerican Wind Announces Completion of 81-Megawatt Bishop Hill II Wind Project

"The Bishop Hill II wind project demonstrates MidAmerican Wind's commitment to renewable energy and environmental respect,"

DES MOINES, Iowa--Today, MidAmerican Wind, a subsidiary of MidAmerican Renewables, announced completion of its 81-megawatt Bishop Hill II wind project. The project, located in Henry County, Ill., features 50 General Electric 1.62-megawatt wind turbines.


"The Bishop Hill II wind project demonstrates MidAmerican Wind's commitment to renewable energy and environmental respect," said Tom Budler, president, MidAmerican Wind. "Construction of the Bishop Hill II wind project began nearly one year ago. We're pleased to announce that we met all our goals for building the project and it is now generating renewable energy for the region."

Bishop Hill II is located near the town of Galva, Ill., approximately 40 miles northwest of Peoria. The project has a 20-year power purchase agreement with Ameren Illinois.

The project is part of MidAmerican Wind's portfolio, which includes the 168-megawatt Pinyon Pines Wind I and the 132-megawatt Pinyon Pines Wind II projects, formerly known as Alta Wind VII and Alta Wind IX, which are located near Tehachapi, Calif.

MidAmerican Renewables
MidAmerican Renewables is a subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, a global energy provider. MidAmerican Renewables owns and operates wind, geothermal, solar and hydro projects in the unregulated renewables market. MidAmerican Renewables is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, and has offices in Phoenix, Ariz., and Calipatria, Calif. Information about MidAmerican Renewables is available on the company's website and its Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via www.midamericanrenewablesllc.com.

MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company
MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, based in Des Moines, Iowa, is a global provider of energy services. Through its energy-related businesses, MidAmerican provides electric and natural gas service to more than 6.9 million customers worldwide. These businesses are Pacific Power, Rocky Mountain Power and PacifiCorp Energy, comprising PacifiCorp; MidAmerican Energy Company; Northern Powergrid Holdings Company; Northern Natural Gas Company; Kern River Gas Transmission Company; MidAmerican Renewables; and CalEnergy Philippines. Information about MidAmerican is available at www.midamerican.com.

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