Is Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy Hankering for Hawaiian Electric?

After registering as a new business in Hawaii recently, billionaire Warren Buffett’s competitive retail energy supplier, MidAmerican Energy Services, now may pursue an interest in purchasing Hawaiian Electric (HECO), provided that state regulators do not approve NextEra Energy’s $4.3 billion acquisition of the Honolulu-based utility, … Read more…

MidAmerican Proposes to Recoup Costs by Billing Iowa Customers

MidAmerican Energy filed with the Iowa Utilities Board (Docket No. RPU-2015-0003) on November 6 for authority to place into effect a Capital Infrastructure Investment Automatic Adjustment Mechanism (or Tracker) on natural gas bills that go out to its 536,000 gas customers in Iowa. During the … Read more…

IPA Includes MidAmerican Energy in 2016 Procurement Plan

In its 2016 electricity and renewable resource procurement plan – filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) on September 28 (Case No. 15-0541) –  the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) identifies the default power suppliers for the state’s eligible retail customers as Ameren Illinois, Commonwealth Edison … Read more…

100% Wind Power for Facebook Iowa Data Center

100% Wind Power for Facebook Iowa Data Center

When Facebook‘s forthcoming data center in Altoona, Iowa, goes online in early 2015, the social networking giant expects it to be supplied by 100 percent renewable energy – as tracked by renewable energy certificates – from a wind project in nearby Wellsburg, Iowa. Facebook started working on … Read more…

Green Groups Challenge Iowa Utility Efficiency Plans

Green Groups Challenge Iowa Utility Efficiency Plans

Environmental groups are challenging the conservation plans of Iowa’s largest energy providers, reports the Associated Press. Iowa law requires that gas and electricity utilities submit energy efficiency plans every five years. The law also allows other groups to challenge those plans. Interstate Power and Light, … Read more…

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