New Jersey Company Plans Iowa Wind Farm Project

The wind turbine at Kirkwood Community College on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, in southwest Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette-KCRG)

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By Rachel Begle

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A New Jersey company has announced plans to invest $42 million in a west-central Iowa wind farm.

The Des Moines Register says the project will go up in Carroll County and have a capacity of 20 megawatts.

The company, NJR Clean Energy Ventures, is a subsidiary of Wall, N.J.-based New Jersey Resources. It has made a 25-year power purchase agreement with Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy.

The wind farm is expected to be operational by spring 2015.

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