Energy Sources

Energy Sources

Midland Power Cooperative is a member-owner of two generation and transmission cooperatives in Iowa: Corn Belt Power Cooperative and Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO). These two cooperatives are Midland Power's wholesale electric power suppliers.

Corn Belt Power Cooperative

Corn Belt Power Cooperative is based in Humboldt, IA, and provides wholesale electrical requirements and other services for Midland Power's northern area service territory. Their energy mix is located on this page. 

Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO)

CIPCO is based in Cedar Rapids, IA, and provides wholesale electrical requirements and other services for Midland Power's southern area service territory.Their energy mix is located on this page. 

Renewable Energy

In an effort to provide safe, reliable, and affordable electric service, Midland Power supports renewable energy projects.

Community Solar

We currently offer a Community Solar Subscription Program to our members, who can benefit from solar energy without the additional costs, construction, insurance, and maintenance required with a personal solar system. 

Iowa Choice Renewables

Midland Power has teamed up with other electric cooperatives in Iowa to form Iowa Choice Renewables, LLC. with deep roots in delivering safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible electricity. If installing your own solar array is in your best interest, working with Iowa Choice Renewables means you will have access to high-quality solar products and knowledgeable representatives that can help you analyze your electric use history and accurate renewable energy sizing needs. Visit www.iowachoicerenewables.com for more information. 

Corn Belt Energy Mix

 

Sources of energy from CIPCO

1 CIPCO’s purchase power agreement for Wapello Solar LLC locks in stable, long-term pricing and avoids the risks associated with rising fuel costs. Renewable energy credits (RECs) are not included in this agreement.

2 CIPCO invests in the development of renewable energy projects in several ways. We operate six small-scale solar arrays near communities we serve and retain the renewable energy credits associated with each. We also contract with energy producers for the electricity output from wind, hydro, and methane gas from a landfill (converted into electricity). CIPCO cannot claim these resources as renewable within our supply portfolio as we have either sold to third parties or do not receive the renewable attributes associated with the electricity produced from these renewable power sources. By selling these attributes (RECs), we not only support other organizations in meeting their renewable energy goals, we also generate revenue to help us lower our wholesale power rate to our 12 Member-owner distribution cooperatives and 15 municipalities.

3 A percentage of market purchases exist within the portfolio to meet additional supply needs not covered by existing contracts or CIPCO-produced generation. Weather volatility and unplanned operational events at power plants may also impact market purchases.