Opinion: An all-of-the-above approach to delivering energy is good for Iowans – Des Moines Register

by | Jul 31, 2022 | Energy

Kelcey Brown is the president and CEO of MidAmerican Energy.For well over 20 years, customers of MidAmerican Energy have known us to be obsessively, relentlessly at their service. Yes, it’s our long-running tagline, but it’s so much more than that. It truly is the way we approach every part of our business. Being obsessively, relentlessly at your service drives our teams to respond quickly and accurately to get your power back on after a storm, to diligently keep you safe in a gas emergency, and to work around-the-clock shifts at our generation facilities to produce the energy you need. And it drives our commitment to deliver reliable, affordable and sustainable energy to every single customer. To achieve that careful balance, MidAmerican invests in resources that provide the maximum benefit for our customers. Our recently proposed Wind PRIME project will ensure we can responsibly and effectively continue to meet that promise. It adds 2,092 megawatts of wind and solar energy and includes the study of new technologies like advanced modular nuclear reactors and energy storage. It’s a balanced and proactive approach that is consistent with how MidAmerican has delivered service for years.Delivering the energy our customers need when they need it requires an all-of-the-above, common-sense approach. Wind energy — thanks to Iowa’s plentiful wind resources — is a go-to energy source because it delivers the …

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