MidAmerican Energy Company, Iowa’s largest energy company, is strategically located in the middle of several major markets in the Midwest. Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, the company provides service to 739,000 electric customers and 719,000 natural gas customers in a 10,600-square mile area in Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota and Nebraska. MidAmerican Energy is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy.
Our Generation Mix
At the end of 2013, MidAmerican Energy had 8,013 megawatts of owned and contracted generating capacity. Approximately 45 percent was fueled by coal; 30 percent by wind; 19 percent by natural gas and oil; and 6 percent by nuclear, hydroelectric and other energy sources.
In 2013, MidAmerican Energy announced plans to invest up to $1.9 billion to expand its wind generation fleet and add up to 1,050-megawatts of wind generation in Iowa by year-end 2015. When the expansion is complete, 3,335 megawatts, or approximately 37 percent, of MidAmerican Energy’s total owned generation capacity will come from energy generated by the company’s 1,715 owned wind turbines.
The company continues to install state-of-the-art technologies to reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter at its coal-fueled facilities.
MidAmerican provides competitive compensation packages, progressive technology and training, advancement opportunities and excellent benefits. Benefits may include comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, pension plan, profit sharing, 401(k) with a company match, tuition reimbursement and adoption assistance.
MidAmerican values diversity and feels it is important to create a workforce that has a broader appreciation of individual differences. A workforce rich in diversity allows us to benefit from the many different racial, religious, educational, cultural and social backgrounds among our employees and in the communities where we do business. As a global energy services organization, we want to build and promote strong multicultural relationships wherever we have a presence.
We actively support diversity through recruitment, mentoring programs, internships, educational programs and opportunities for our employees, community outreach programs and through our Global Days of Service program.
Employment is contingent upon an acceptable receipt of references, background check, and depending on the business unit requirements, a post-offer, pre-employment physical and/or drug screen. MidAmerican is an equal opportunity employer. – less