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Electric Transmission

MidAmerican Energy is assisting with the construction of four of MISO's 17 transmission expansion projects.

About the Projects

In December 2011, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. board of directors unanimously approved the organization’s transmission expansion plan. The plan is a comprehensive long-term regional plan for the electric grid that will bring more than $2 billion in annual benefits to energy consumers throughout the Midwest.

Projects in MISO's plan are primarily designed to deliver reliability to the Midwest region and provide effective and efficient transmission solutions to meet expected growth in renewable energy generation.

About MidAmerican Energy's Portion of the Projects

MidAmerican Energy’s portion of the project affects 12 Iowa counties and four Illinois counties. Project construction will take place between 2014 and 2018.

For additional information about the projects, view our fact sheet, which provides an overview of MidAmerican Energy's portion of the projects, the benefits of the projects, and details about informational meetings.

Also available is our landowner brochure, which answers basic landowner questions and provides additional details about construction of the projects.