Customer generation – or private generation – systems are small-scale, on-site power sources located at or near customers’ homes or businesses. Common private generation technologies include wind turbines, solar, internal combustion engines, gas turbines and fuel cells, to name a few.
About Private Generation
Private Generation projects are electric power generators either directly interconnected to MidAmerican Energy's electric distribution system or connected to the electric facilities of a MidAmerican Energy electric retail customer. An interconnection is the connection of electric facilities between MidAmerican Energy and a customer. Private generation includes only electric generators that ultimately interconnect to MidAmerican Energy's electric distribution system at voltages less than 100 kilovolts.
To get started customers must submit an Interconnection application.
Net Metering is a billing method offered to eligible renewable private generation facilities located in MidAmerican's Energy's Iowa and Illinois electric service territory.