While renewable energy is a larger piece of the pie than ever before, we continue to rely on traditional fuel types to ensure that our customers have the energy they need when and where they need it. When the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine, it is still essential that we maintain a diverse generating portfolio so we can provide our customers – families, farms, businesses and our largest industrial users – with a reliable energy source.
As we transition to cleaner energy sources, we also must ensure that we provide energy services that are reliable and affordable. So until technologies can be improved – and proven – we will utilize a variety of energy sources that will include fossil fuels.
We work to ensure that our coal-fueled plants that operate today are equipped with the best available, state-of-the-art environmental controls, helping to minimize the environmental footprint of every asset in our portfolio. And, older coal units have been retired in the last several years.
We continue our efforts to expand the use of renewables by exploring new technologies, like battery storage, and potential applications for solar.
At MidAmerican Energy, our core principles of Environmental Respect and Customer Service will always drive our efforts for our customers.