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    MidAmerican Energy conducting line safety inspections from helicopter

    Sep 7, 2021
    To help ensure safe and reliable electric service for its customers, MidAmerican Energy will inspect more than 1,400 miles of transmission lines from a helicopter throughout much of September.
    Categories: Safety, Infrastructure

    MidAmerican Energy assisting with Hurricane Ida aftermath

    Aug 31, 2021
    MidAmerican Energy is sending 120 employee and contract crew members and equipment to southern Louisiana to help restore electric service, as Hurricane Ida knocked out power to more than 1 million customers there.
    Categories: Infrastructure, Community, Restoration

    Career program for students coming to Des Moines

    Aug 30, 2021
    MidAmerican Energy, Avenue Scholars and Des Moines Public Schools are moving forward to launch a student internship and career program in 2022 that will provide workforce development opportunities for Des Moines-area high school students.
    Categories: Community

    Mentor Iowa wins MidAmerican Energy CARES $10,000 grand prize

    Aug 23, 2021
    Mentor Iowa wins $10,000 in a random drawing at the Iowa State Fair through MidAmerican Energy’s corporate citizenship program called MidAmerican Energy CARES.
    Categories: Community

    MidAmerican Energy announces $560,000 in foundation grants and the return of the daily CARES drawing at the Iowa State Fair

    Aug 10, 2021
    Customers and fairgoers encouraged to submit favorite community organizations online for chance at CARES $1,000 daily donation, grand prize drawing of $10,000
    Categories: Customer Service, Community

    MidAmerican Energy commemorates derecho anniversary

    Aug 9, 2021
    Largest storm response effort ever employed by MidAmerican with more than 2,500 crew members from 24 states.
    Categories: Customer Service, Safety, Infrastructure, Community, Restoration

    Don’t let metallic balloons, fireworks darken your July 4th holiday

    Jul 1, 2021
    If you celebrate your July Fourth holiday with fireworks or decorate with metallic balloons, MidAmerican Energy asks you to play it safe by keeping both away from overhead power lines.
    Categories: Safety, Community

    MidAmerican Energy awards over $100,000 to Iowa communities for trees

    Mar 17, 2021
    MidAmerican Energy is awarding more than $100,000 to dozens of Iowa communities in the company’s annual effort to promote community-wide tree planting.
    Categories: Energy Efficiency, Community

    MidAmerican taking steps to ease customer financial impacts from February heating

    Feb 25, 2021
    MidAmerican Energy has taken steps, and is working on additional measures, to insulate customers from significantly higher gas bills that they may be anticipating.
    Categories: Customer Service

    System Update: MidAmerican Energy meeting customer demand during extreme cold

    Feb 16, 2021
    MidAmerican Energy’s natural gas and electric delivery systems are well positioned to serve its customers through the duration of the cold snap.
    Categories: Customer Service, Infrastructure

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    High bill? Find out why.

    Categories: Customer Service, Energy Efficiency
    There are different things that could affect how much energy you’re using, ultimately increasing your bill and adding a strain to your monthly budget. Determine what could be causing an unexpected increase in your energy usage with our tips and tricks.