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Service Territory Benefits
At the end of 2011, MidAmerican Energy had 7,685 megawatts of owned and contracted generating capacity.
Approximately 47 percent was fueled by coal; 26 percent by wind; 20 percent by natural gas and oil; and 7 percent by nuclear, hydroelectric and other.
We are ranked No. 1 in the nation in ownership of wind-powered electric generation among rate-regulated utilities.
Production costs at our coal-fueled generation stations are lower than regional and national averages. We also have majority ownership in five of the six jointly owned coal-fueled generating stations in Iowa.
MidAmerican’s commitment to electric generation ensures our customers will benefit from stable supply and sufficient capacity now and into the future.