Energy - that’s what MidAmerican is all about. MidAmerican Energy Company is the largest utility in Iowa and is strategically located in the middle of several major markets in the Midwest. We provide service to more than 720,000 electric customers and more than 702,000 natural gas customers in a 10,600 square-mile area from Sioux Falls, S. D. to the Quad Cities area of Iowa and Illinois. The largest communities served by MidAmerican are Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Sioux City, Waterloo, Iowa City and Council Bluffs, Iowa; the Quad Cities area of Iowa and Illinois; and Sioux Falls, S. D.
At MidAmerican, our commitment to you, the customer, is to deliver the exceptional personal service you deserve. If you aren’t satisfied, neither are we. That’s a promise. If you have ideas about how we can better serve you or have a problem that has not been resolved to your satisfaction, call us at 888-427-5632 or e-mail us.
Our Generation Mix. MidAmerican meets the needs of its electric customers with more than 6,700 megawatts of generating capability: approximately 55 percent fueled by coal; 22 percent natural gas and oil; 10 percent nuclear; and 13 percent wind, hydroelectric, biomass and other nonrenewable sources. Production costs at our coal-fueled generation stations are lower than regional and national averages. The company has majority ownership in four of the five jointly owned coal-fueled generating stations in Iowa.
Rate Stability. The last electric rate increase MidAmerican Energy customers experienced was in 1995, and the company has committed to keeping electric rates – the cost per kilowatt-hour of electricity – stable in Iowa. The company does not have any plans to seek an electric rate increase for customers in Illinois and South Dakota.
While the price of natural gas MidAmerican Energy purchases and supplies to customers at cost has risen in recent years, the rate the company charges for the delivery of the natural gas, which is set by state utility regulators, has been the same since 2001.