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MidAmerican Energy and Iowa Energy Team Up for Green Week Events

For more information, contact:
Tina Potthoff, Media Relations Manager, at 515-281-2585
Tim Grabinski, Director, Communication Planning, at 515-281-2343

DES MOINES, Iowa – (April 1, 2013) – MidAmerican Energy Company and the Iowa Energy are teaming up for Green Week beginning April 1.

Iowa Energy players, coaches and staff will join MidAmerican Energy representatives at Four Mile Creek on April 2 and Easter Lake Park on April 3 to aid in the greening and cleanup of waterways, walking paths and community shelter areas.

Green Week will conclude with MidAmerican Energy sponsoring Iowa Energy Go Green nights at Wells Fargo Arena in downtown Des Moines on April 4 and April 6. The games will showcase the importance of energy efficiency, and the first 500 guests to enter each game will receive a reusable tote bag.

Iowa Energy players will wear green jerseys for both games to promote the importance of energy efficiency. Following the games, select players’ jerseys will be auctioned off, and all proceeds from the auction will go to MidAmerican Energy’s I CARE program. I CARE helps customers who are unemployed, living on fixed or low incomes, or experiencing a family crisis by assisting in the payment of their utility bills or making their homes more energy efficient. I CARE funding comes from customer donations, with a 25 percent match by MidAmerican Energy for all funds raised. All donations go directly to the agency that oversees the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program in the area where the contribution originated.

At each game, MidAmerican Energy will have a booth to provide tips and information about energy efficiency programs to attendees. The first 50 guests to stop by the table at each game will receive a green mini basketball.

During the Iowa Energy games, attendees will hear MidAmerican Energy’s Top 10 energy efficiency tips and messages about no- to low-cost energy saving ideas to make homes and small businesses more energy efficient. MidAmerican Energy also will retire enough renewable energy credits to offset the energy usage at Wells Fargo Arena for both games.

MidAmerican Energy encourages its customers to go green this spring by implementing energy efficiency measures. Information about energy efficiency programs and tips are available on MidAmerican Energy’s website and Twitter and Facebook pages, which can be accessed via

Tickets to the April 4 and April 6 Iowa Energy games are available by calling 515-564-8550, visiting www.IowaNBA.com, or stopping by the arena box office. This week, fans also will have the chance to win four tickets to each game through MidAmerican Energy’s Twitter site. Additional details will be announced via Twitter on April 2.

MidAmerican Energy Company, Iowa’s largest energy company, provides electric service to 734,000 customers and natural gas service to 714,000 customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. It is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Information about MidAmerican Energy is available on the company’s website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via www.midamericanenergy.com.