Wind Energy the Superpower Behind US Steel Industry

The Iowa facility is going to run on 100% renewable energy in coming two years, which will come mainly from wind farms under the purview of MidAmerican Energy, according to the company sources.

December 23, 2019. By Hemant Arora

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The Montpelier plant in USA currently takes in about 1.4 million tons of scrap every year and churns out new steel coil and plate for heavy machinery, ships, wind towers, and rail cars, among other end uses, along with other tasks in the metallurgical field, as per the reports. 
SSAB has started the fossil-free track in Iowa, where wind energy exists which can power the electric-arc furnace which is useful in the steel recycling process.


The Iowa facility is going to run on 100% renewable energy in coming two years, which will come mainly from wind farms under the purview of MidAmerican Energy, according to the company sources. 

According to the sources, the US Department of Energy is going to install taller wind turbine towers for harvesting more onshore wind energy in the southeast, in coming years. Till now there were exactly zero wind turbines of any consequence in the entire state. 
 
 

 

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