As one of the most affordable types of energy, electricity is used around the globe to power homes and business alike. MidAmerican Energy serves more than 791,000 electric customers with safe, reliable service in Iowa, Illinois and South Dakota.
Electricity is generated at a generation facility, such as a wind farm, and transported across many miles via large high-voltage transmission lines. The smaller lines that transport electricity to your home and small businesses are called distribution lines. Distribution wires operate a much lower voltage than transmission lines. The individual wires that connect your home or business to the electrical grid are called service drops. Learn more about your electric service.To keep your service safe and reliable we conduct thousands of inspections and methodically trim vegetation around poles and wires. Watch how we conduct aerial checks for tree growth near transmission lines!