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MidAmerican Renewables

MidAmerican Renewables, based in Des Moines, Iowa, encompasses MidAmerican Solar, MidAmerican Wind, MidAmerican Geothermal, MidAmerican Hydro, and project development and commercial management. The company owns and operates solar, wind, geothermal and hydro projects that produce energy sold under long-term power purchase agreements or in wholesale markets.

MidAmerican Renewables owns the 81-megawatt Bishop Hill II wind project in Henry County, Ill. The project went into commercial operation in fourth quarter 2012. In November 2012, MidAmerican Renewables completed its acquisition of the 168-megawatt Pinyon Pines I and 132-megawatt Pinyon Pines Wind II projects, located near Tehachapi, Calif. The projects were complete in December 2012.

MidAmerican Renewables has 1,271 megawatts of owned solar generation under construction. Topaz Solar Farms, a 550-megawatt photovoltaic power plant being built in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., will generate enough electricity to offset approximately 9.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide over 25 years. The project will be complete in early 2015. MidAmerican Renewables owns a 49 percent interest in the Agua Caliente solar project in partnership with NRG Energy. The 290-megawatt solar photovoltaic project is being constructed in Yuma County, Ariz., and will be complete in 2014. Agua Caliente will generate enough electricity to offset approximately 5.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide over 25 years. MidAmerican Renewables also acquired the 579-megawatt Solar Star Projects, two co-located projects in Kern and Los Angeles counties, Calif. Construction of the solar projects began in first quarter 2013, with the projects expected to be complete by year-end 2015.

MidAmerican Renewables is a leader in the development and production of energy from renewable resources. The company owns interests in and operates 10 geothermal plants in California’s Imperial Valley; a hydroelectric facility in Hawaii; and four natural gas-fueled power plants, one each in Arizona, Illinois, New York and Texas.

The company’s geothermal facilities in the western U.S. have the capacity to produce up to 327 megawatts, and the company’s hydroelectric facility in Hawaii has the capacity to produce up to 10 megawatts of reliable, noncarbon electricity. MidAmerican Renewables’ natural gas-fueled plants have a capacity of 1,039 megawatts.