MidAmerican Energy’s EDI guidelines are developed from the Utility Industry Group subset of the American National Standards Institute Version 4010 X12 of the standards for the 810 invoice, 820 remittance advice and 997 functional acknowledgement documents.
EDI communication between the customer and MidAmerican Energy will take place via File Transfer Protocol in which the trading partner or MidAmerican Energy can host the FTP with a unique user ID and password.
Data must be encrypted using PGP version 2.6.2 or higher. The appropriate public keys will be exchanged between MidAmerican Energy and the customer in a separate email or by other methods agreed upon between MidAmerican Energy and the customer. Public keys can be updated at the request of either party no more than once a year. Additional updates to public keys are allowed if unpredictable circumstances warrant.
Payments will be processed via ACH through the bank of the customer’s choice. A valid remittance to MidAmerican Energy is required of all ACH transactions on the same business day. Data exchange and payment processing tests are required of all customers prior to EDI certification.
For additional information about EDI or to determine if your business account(s) qualify, call business advantage at 800-329-6261, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding holidays, and a specialist will assist you.