MidAmerican Energy: Rates, Coverage Area, Emissions

MidAmerican Energy

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About MidAmerican Energy

MidAmerican Energy provides electricity to 12 states in the country including cities like Des Moines, Davenport, Sioux City, Iowa City, and West Des Moines. The company is an investor owned organization. There are 832,084 customer accounts receiving electricity from the supplier. These customer accounts are made up of 0.20% industrial customers, 14.86% commercial properties and 84.93% residential customers. Customers of MidAmerican Energy spend, on average, 10.91 cents per kilowatt hour for their electricity, which is, fortunately, 30.00% below the average national rate of 15.59 cents. In 2022 the company sold 37,160,569 megawatt hours to end users (known as retail sales) and 17,963,856 megawatt hours to other companies via the wholesale market. The electricity sourced by the company is made up of multiple sources including megawatt hours they generate in their power facilities and supplementary megawatt hours procured by way of wholesale channels. Of the total electricity sourced these two categories make up 77.19% and 22.81%, respectively. The company earned $3,537,954,500 in 2022, $558,062,600 of which came from electricity sales on the wholesale energy market and $2,851,447,800 of which came from sales to residential electricity customers.

The national average monthly residential electric bill is $133.21, while the MidAmerican Energy average is 33.65% lower at $88.39 per month. Based on customer count, MidAmerican Energy is the 65th largest provider out of 3517 in the United States. They rank 263rd out of the 3517 providers we track in the country for their ratio of renewable versus non-renewable fuel sources used. The supplier ranks as the 38th highest producer of megawatt hours from burning coal out of 3517 companies in the nation.

MidAmerican Energy Net Metering

Consumers of MidAmerican Energy can take advantage of net metering offerings, which is a positive for both parties. This is a positive for any consumer considering installing solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their unused wattage back to the electricity supplier.

Energy Loss

Loss of energy due to heat dissipation during electricity transmission and other causes is a reality of operating in the electricity generation business. Electricity companies must report these losses. MidAmerican Energy recently reported an annual loss of around 2.11% of the electricity that they transmit. This percentage of loss gives them a ranking of 215th best out of 3517 providers who report energy loss in the United States.

MidAmerican Energy Rate & Electric Bills

MidAmerican Energy residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in June.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.136/kWh$0.080/kWh$150.61/mo.$51.54/mo.
582nd10.91¢MidAmerican Energy's Average residential price per kWh
480th$88.39Average monthly electricity bill for MidAmerican Energy's residential customers

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MidAmerican Energy Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Parent Company:NV Energy
  • Headquarters:666 Grand Avenue Suite 500
    Des Moines, Iowa 50309
    United States of America
  • CEO:Kelcey Brown

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Quick Facts About MidAmerican Energy

MidAmerican Energy produces 17,552 megawatt hours of electricity from the use of hydroelectric power, making MidAmerican Energy 145th out of 3517 electricity companies in the United States.

The provider is ranked 27th in the United States for total electricity generation, producing 46,160,112.28 megawatt hours.

MidAmerican Energy's generation plants generate 1,818,195.01 megawatt hours by burning natural gas.

MidAmerican Energy ranks 44th in the United States out of 3517 providers for total electricity generated from nuclear power sources.

MidAmerican Energy produces 26,184,764.02 megawatt hours of electricity (or 56.73% of their total electricity production) from wind energy.

MidAmerican Energy generates 2.85% of its total megawatt hours generated from solar power, which is 154th in the nation for percentage of total electricity production that comes from solar.

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Energy provider of the year for National, Major Provider Category
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Energy Loss

MidAmerican Energy's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


215 National Rank

MidAmerican Energy Energy Makeup

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MidAmerican Energy State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
District of Columbia1463,070,400214.84%
New Jersey1,05362,402,90013
New York93922,945,5003519.38%

MidAmerican Energy County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Clinton County46,589414.31$153.60/mo
Henry County49,4125317.43$118.72/mo
Madison County16,414514.42$174.35/mo
Mercer County15,7794017.27$119.45/mo
Polk County501,089512.59$130.78/mo
Rock Island County141,527110.02$72.95/mo
Scott County173,924614.12$137.42/mo
Warren County51,862313.83$149.02/mo

Power Plants Owned by MidAmerican Energy

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Rock Island County IL Nuclear 15,203,082
Council Bluffs IA Coal 6,102,982.025,955,876,912.66975.9
Louisa County IA Coal 3,842,3663,923,155,470.881,021.03
Wapello County IA Coal 3,274,463.023,506,321,715.631,070.81
Orient IA Wind 1,782,287
Highland Wind Project (IA)MidAmerican Energy (100.00%)
O'Brien County IA Wind 1,649,477
Rolling Hills Wind FarmMidAmerican Energy (100.00%)
Cass County IA Wind 1,512,091
Pleasant Hill IA Natural Gas 1,475,295584,053,758.26395.89
Palo Alto Wind FarmMidAmerican Energy (100.00%)
Palo Alto County IA Wind 1,414,928
Boone County IA Wind 1,315,899

MidAmerican Energy Fuel Makeup

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Cities MidAmerican Energy Has Coverage

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MidAmerican Energy FAQ:

What is the average BUNDLED electricity rate for MidAmerican Energy customers?

MidAmerican Energy's current average BUNDLED electricity rate is 10.91 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average United States BUNDLED rate of 15.59 cents.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with MidAmerican Energy?

MidAmerican Energy owns or is associated with 70 power plants.

What percentage of MidAmerican Energy's electricity is generated from renewable fuel sources?

Power production plants owned by or associated with MidAmerican Energy generate 64.88% of their electricity from renewable fuels.

Who is the CEO of MidAmerican Energy?

The current CEO of MidAmerican Energy is Kelcey Brown.

What company is MidAmerican Energy owned by?

MidAmerican Energy is owned by NV Energy.

How much is the average bundled bill for MidAmerican Energy customers each month?

MidAmerican Energy currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $88.39, compared to the nationwide of $133.21 for bundled service.

How many states does MidAmerican Energy offer service to?

MidAmerican Energy supplies electricity in 12 states.

What percentage of MidAmerican Energy's electricity is produced from nonrenewable fuels?

MidAmerican Energy produces 35.12% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel types.

What is the phone number for MidAmerican Energy?

The MidAmerican Energy phone number is (888) 427-5632.

How many counties does MidAmerican Energy offer service to?

There are 8 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by MidAmerican Energy.

What cities does MidAmerican Energy supply electricity to?

MidAmerican Energy provides electricity in 353 cities.

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2024-01-30