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MidAmerican Energy powers clean energy, Green Canyon at the Principal Charity Classic

DES MOINES, Iowa – (May 25, 2018) – MidAmerican Energy Company will again provide clean, renewable wind energy for the Principal Charity Classic, the annual PGA Tour Champions event, June 5-10 at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines.

Since 2011, MidAmerican Energy has donated renewable energy certificates to the Principal Charity Classic from its Pomeroy wind farm, located in Pocahontas and Calhoun counties in Iowa, to offset the tournament’s electricity usage.

RECs are tradeable, non-tangible U.S. energy commodities that represent an eligible, renewable energy source generated the electricity. In this instance, the certificates verify the Pomeroy wind farm produced the Principal Charity Classic’s energy.

“We’re pleased to partner once again with the Principal Charity Classic,” Kathryn Kunert, vice president of economic connections and integration at MidAmerican Energy, said. “MidAmerican Energy is proud to help power an event that contributes so much to the region and to charitable organizations.”

For the third year, the company will sponsor the MidAmerican Energy Green Canyon, which provides fans a spectacular view of the competition. In addition to prime seating, the Green Canyon – which encompasses holes 16, 17 and 18 – features video boards, concession items and the new Camarena Cantina party tent.

“The MidAmerican Energy Green Canyon has been a fan-favorite location since its debut and continues to grow in popularity every year,” Sean Sovacool, executive director of the 2018 Principal Charity Classic, said. “It’s the perfect location to socialize and cheer on many of the greatest champions of the game.”

About Principal Charity Classic
The Principal Charity Classic is an annual PGA Tour Champions event focused on philanthropic giving.

Last year the tournament, which is dedicated to helping Iowa kids succeed, raised a record $3.5 million for children’s charities and attracted more than 81,000 fans. The tournament has given approximately $13.5 million to charities since 2007.

For more information on the charities and the tournament, visit and follow it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About MidAmerican Energy Company
MidAmerican Energy Company, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, serves 770,000 electric customers and 751,000 natural gas customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. Information about MidAmerican Energy is available at and on the company’s social media channels.