Your cooperative provides electric service to portions of Boone, Calhoun, Dallas, Franklin, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hardin, Humboldt, Kossuth, Marshall, Pocahontas, Polk, Story, Webster, and Wright counties in Iowa.
Midland Power also provides electrical power to six municipal utilities: Dayton, Ellsworth, Lehigh, Livermore, Paton and Stratford.
To provide you reliable, affordable, and responsible electric service while enhancing the communities we serve.
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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.
Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) is based in Cedar Rapids, IA, and provides wholesale electrical requirements and other services for Midland Power's southern area service territory.
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.