Facebook eyes renewable-energy credits from Iowa wind project

05/16/2013 | WindpowerMonthly.com (U.K.)

Facebook is negotiating to acquire renewable-energy credits from MidAmerican Energy's proposed $1.9 billion Wind VIII project in Iowa. "Facebook is interested in utilizing a part of Wind VIII's 1.05GW, in order to provide renewable energy credits for its new data center in central Iowa," wrote Dean Crist, MidAmerican's vice president of regulation, in a regulatory filing. "The arrangement would have MidAmerican assume a Facebook option on a wind farm site and then develop it as part of Wind VIII," Crist wrote.

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