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MidAmerican Energy Company and Iowa Energy Team Up for Green Week Events

DES MOINES, Iowa – (March 31, 2015) – MidAmerican Energy Company and the Iowa Energy are teaming up for Green Week March 30 – April 4 to bring attention to the importance of energy conservation and environmental responsibility.

Iowa Energy players, coaches and staff will kick off Green Week today at Easter Lake Park to aid in the greening and cleanup of waterways, walking paths and community shelter areas. The Energy are also committed to various tree planting events around the Des Moines area, which will take place later this spring.

The highlight of Green Week will be the Iowa Energy’s Go Green nights at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, sponsored by MidAmerican Energy. The Energy’s games tomorrow and Saturday at 7 p.m. will showcase the importance of energy efficiency and feature special energy efficiency tip trading cards giveaways.

Iowa Energy players will wear special green jerseys for both games. Beginning tomorrow, select players’ jerseys will be available for auction. The auction will conclude after Saturday’s game with all proceeds going to MidAmerican Energy’s I CARE program. I CARE donates funds to local agencies to assist customers who are unemployed, living on fixed or low incomes, or experiencing a family crisis in paying their utility bills or making their homes more energy efficient. I CARE funding comes from customer donations, with a 25 percent match by MidAmerican Energy for all funds raised. All donations go directly to the agency that oversees the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program in the area where the contribution originated.

During the Iowa Energy Go Green games, attendees will hear MidAmerican Energy’s Top 10 energy efficiency tips read by Iowa Energy players on the arena video board, along with tips and messages about no- to low-cost energy saving ideas to make homes and small businesses more energy efficient. MidAmerican Energy also will retire enough renewable energy credits to offset the electricity usage at Wells Fargo Arena for both games.

Tickets to the April 1 and April 4 Iowa Energy games are available by calling 515-564-8550, visiting www.IowaNBA.com, or stopping by the arena box office. This week, fans also will have the chance to win four tickets to each game through MidAmerican Energy’s Twitter site (@MidAm_EnergyCo). Additional details will be announced via Twitter on April 2.

MidAmerican Energy and the Iowa Energy encourage customers and fans to Go Green this spring by supporting the team and learning more about ways they can save energy in their homes and businesses. Information about energy efficiency programs and tips are available on MidAmerican Energy’s website. Also look for energy efficiency tips throughout Green Week on the MidAmerican Energy and Iowa Energy social media pages, which can be accessed via www.midamericanenergy.com and IowaNBA.com.

Iowa Energy 2014-2015 single game tickets are now on sale starting at just $8. 2015-2016 season tickets are on sale starting at just $199. For more information, visit IowaNBA.com or contact the Energy at (515)-564-8550. For more information on the Energy, ‘like’ the Iowa Energy on Facebook or follow on Twitter (@iowaenergy).

MidAmerican Energy Company provides electric service to 746,000 customers and natural gas service to 726,000 customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. It is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Information about MidAmerican Energy is available on the company’s website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via MidAmerican Energy Company's website.

For more information, contact:
Media Relations, MidAmerican Energy Company (515-281-2266)
mediahotline@midamerican.com

Mike Leighton, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Iowa Energy (515-564-8555)
mleighton@iowanba.com

Randi Burrell, Director of Operations, Iowa Energy (515-564-8554)
rburrell@iowanba.com