MidAmerican Energy Company
|Headquarters||Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.|
|Key people||William J. Fehrman, President & CEO|
|Products||Electricity generation, transmission and distribution|
|Parent||MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company|
MidAmerican Energy Company is an energy company based in Des Moines, Iowa. Its service area includes almost two-thirds of Iowa, as well as portions of Illinois, South Dakota, and Nebraska. Its territory is wholly encompassed by the territory of the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator. Major cities in MidAmerican Energy's service territory are Des Moines, Sioux City, Sioux Falls, Council Bluffs, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and the Quad Cities.
MidAmerican Energy Company is a subsidiary of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company.
MidAmerican Energy was formed in 1995 by the merger of the Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company with Midwest Resources. Midwest Resources in turn, was formed in 1990 by the merger of Midwest Energy and Iowa Resources. Midwest Energy was the holding company for Iowa Public Service, the main power provider for northwestern Iowa, while Iowa Resources was the holding company for Iowa Power, the main power provider for central and southwestern Iowa.
Walter Scott, Jr. Energy Center
MidAmerican Energy is the developer and operator of the Walter Scott, Jr. Energy Center, a four-unit coal-fired power plant based in Council Bluffs. It produces more than 1,600 megawatts of electricity.
Green Energy Engagement
In addition to traditional power plants, MidAmerican Energy began investing in green energy solutions in 2004. The company currently generates about 3,300 megawatts through wind turbines. In 2010, the company’s energy unit placed an order of 258 wind turbines with Siemens, Europe’s largest engineering company. Siemens states that this was is the largest order of on-shore wind power turbines the company has ever received.  All 258 turbines are now located in the Iowa region, feeding 190,000 households with approximately 593 megawatts of green energy.  In 2011, MidAmerican Energy entered into a wind turbine supply agreement with the German Energy company which lead to another order of 176 wind turbines. Currently, the turbines are manufactured at three different sites in the region state of Iowa. Having finalized the talks, Mark Albenze, CEO of the Americas Business Unit of Siemens Energy’s Wind Power Division, said that once the 2012 projects were complete, MidAmerican Energy and Siemens would have provided a total of 1 gigawatt of […] environmentally friendly power to approximately 300,000 […] U.S. households over a two-year period.
- James Averweg Testimony before the Iowa Utilities Board, June 7, 2007.
- Midwest Resources Inc company history from 
- "Just the Facts: Walter Scott, Jr. Energy Center's New 790-Megawatt Unit". Retrieved 2009-08-27.
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