Preliminary work now underway
MidAmerican Energy is currently adding dozens of monitoring and gas pressure control points to enhance existing safety systems during the upgrade project. Crews are currently installing the temporary monitoring and control equipment in advance of replacing the low-pressure systems. The equipment includes an above-ground pole with an electrical box and a solar panel for power. The equipment will remain in place until crews replace respective sections of the system.
Underground pipe replacements and meter relocations begin this month
Starting next week in parts of East Moline, MidAmerican Energy will begin to replace underground pipes, including gas mains along streets and service lines on customers’ properties. Crews will also begin to move gas meters that are currently inside homes and buildings to outside locations.
Upgrade part of ongoing systems enhancement initiative
MidAmerican Energy continually upgrades and enhances its systems to deliver safe and reliable energy to customers through its ongoing Safety Through Asset Reliability (STAR) initiative.
MidAmerican Energy Company, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, serves more than 783,000 electric customers in Iowa, Illinois and South Dakota, and 765,000 natural gas customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. Information about MidAmerican Energy is available at midamericanenergy.com and company social media channels.