Reliable electric service results from three essential processes:
- Generation – producing or supplying electricity;
- Transmission – bringing high-voltage electricity from the point of generation to substations and transformers that provide electricity to residential neighborhoods; and
- Distribution – bringing reduced-voltage electricity to individual homes and businesses.
MidAmerican Energy provides all three essential processes as a bundled service.
The Illinois Electric Service Customer Choice and Rate Relief Law of 1997 restructured the state's electric service
industry. As a result, customers have choices about who supplies their electric power. Electricity is available from
alternative retail electric suppliers certified by the Illinois Commerce Commission and registered with MidAmerican Energy.