WATERLOO | Controversy is swirling like a tempest across the prairie as a Texas-based company plans to invest billions of dollars in Iowa’s emerging wind-energy sector to transmit power out of the state to the East Coast.
In early November, Rock Island Clean Line, a subsidiary of Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners LLC, filed petitions with the Iowa Utilities Board asking for permission to construct and operate a 500-mile transmission line that will carry 3,500 megawatts of wind-generated direct current from O’Brien County in northwest Iowa to the Quad-Cities area, where it will cross the Mississippi River into Illinois.
RICL said the project will generate enough electricity to power about 1.4 million homes.
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