Supervisors tour MidAmerican Energy’s service, training centers

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Touring the MidAmerican Energy Co. Training Center for Excellence Tuesday morning were, from left, MidAmerican Energy Co. Business and Community Development Manager Katie Lord, Dallas County Auditor Julia Helm, Dallas County Supervisors Brad Golightly, Mark Hanson and Kim Chapman and MidAmerican Energy Co. Director of Operations Jason Bahl.

 

The Dallas County Supervisors toured the MidAmerican Energy Co.’s service and training center in rural Adel Tuesday morning as the last item on their regular weekly agenda.

The tour was facilitated by Jason Bahl, director of MidAmerican Energy Co. operations for central Iowa; Stuart Twist, electric operations manager; and Katie Lord, business and community development manager.

The tour began in the 160,000-square-foot service center, built in 2018 in the 2900 block of R Avenue (County Road R16). A staff of about 100 now serves the energy needs of residential, commercial and industrial customers in Dallas County and the Des Moines metro region from the complex.

The tour then moved to the MidAmerican Energy Co. Training Center for Excellence, a 143,000-square-foot facility, designed by Des Moines-based Invision Architecture, where company-wide training is provided in numerous electrical and gas delivery apprenticeship programs.

Dallas County Auditor Julia Helm, in her capacity as board secretary, accompanied Supervisors Kim Chapman, Brad Golightly and Mark Hanson on the 90-minute tour.

Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy Co., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, employs about 3,400 workers and provides gas and electrical service to customers in Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota and Nebraska.

Training in a wide variety of gas and electric services is offered at the MidAmerican Energy Co. Training Center for Excellence in rural Adel.

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