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1 Challenges Facing Energy in Iowa Bill Fehrman President MidAmerican Energy Company February 9, 2011

2 MidAmerican Energy Overview Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa SD MN WI 3,497 employees 1.4 million electric and natural gas customers in four Midwestern states 6,500 MW generation capacity NE IA IL Generating capacity by fuel type KS MidAmerican Energy Service Territory Major Generating Facilities MO Wind Projects Siemens Wind Project Sites Other Wind Project Sites 12/31/00 12/30/10 Coal 70% 53% Natural gas 19% 20% Wind 0% 20% Nuclear and Other 11% 7%

3 Iowa s Current Generation Portfolio Genera&ng Source Capacity (MW) Percent 2008 Genera&on (MWh) Percent Coal 7, ,410, Natural Gas 2, ,163, Wind 2, ,083, Fuel Oil 1, , Nuclear ,282, Hydro , Other , Total 14, ,086,

4 Iowa Energy Attributes Relatively high coal-fueled generation has resulted in lower than average electric rates 12th lowest electric rates in the U.S. Iowa s good wind resources has allowed it to be the second largest generator of wind, only behind Texas Iowa has the largest percentage of renewable generation Iowa s relatively high dependence on fossil generation places it at higher risk for additional reductions in CO 2 and other emissions Positive regulatory framework allows for continued investment in generation assets 4

5 Possible Timeline for Environmental Regulatory Requirements for the Utility Industry Revised Ozone NAAQS CAIR Vacated Begin CAIR Phase I Seasonal NOx Cap CAIR Remanded Ozone (O 3 ) Transport Rule proposal issued (CAIR Replacement) SO2 Primary NAAQS NO2 Primary NAAQS SOx/NOx Final Transport SOX/NO2x Rule Expected Secondary (CAIR Replacement) NAAQS Ozone NAAQS Revision CO2 Regulation (PSD/BACT) Effluent Guidelines proposed rule expected CAIR/Transport Transport Rule II (NOx) proposal 316(b) final rule expected Effluent Guidelines Final rule expected PM Transport Rule Water 316(b) Compliance 3-4 yrs after final rule Effluent Guidelines Compliance 3-5 yrs after final rule '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 CAMR & Delisting Rule vacated Begin CAIR Phase I Annual NOx Cap Begin CAIR Phase I Annual SO2 Cap PM/PM2.5 Proposed Rule for CCBs Management Final Rule for CCBs Mgmt Next PM-2.5 NAAQS Revision HAPs MACT proposed rule 316(b) proposed rule expected Ash HAPS MACT final rule expected Ozone Transport Rule Transport Rule Phase I Reductions Hg/HAPS Transport Rule Phase II Reductions HAPS MACT Compliance 3 yrs after final rule CO2 Begin Compliance Requirements under Final CCB Rule (ground water monitoring, double monitors, closure, dry ash conversion)

6 The Future of Iowa Generation The Environmental Protection Agency s current and planned regulatory actions, absent any carbon cap-andtrade regulations, will make fossil generation more costly, and carbon-free generation (such as wind, nuclear, and biomass) more valuable Several coal-fueled units will need to be retrofitted, retired or converted to natural gas by in order to remain in compliance The elimination of certain generating assets will require additional generation to be built in order to meet demand Energy efficiency efforts will help mitigate demand growth, but is not expected to eliminate it altogether 6

7 Select Alternative Energy Options for Iowa Wind Generation Nuclear Power Large scale Small modular reactors Biomass Fuel and Co-Firing Solar Power Photovoltaic panels Concentrated solar power 7

8 U.S. Wind Resource Map 8

9 Iowa Wind Resource Map 9

10 Wind Generation Basics Individual turbines typically sized between 1 to 2.5 megawatts each Annual capacity factors in Iowa are between 30 to 40 percent Cost ranges between $2,000 to $2,500 per kilowatt No emissions and no fuel cost A 150 to 200 megawatt wind farm can require over 10,000 acres of land 10

11 General Electric 1.5-Megawatt Wind Turbines Begins generating at wind speeds of 7 mph Maximum output around winds of 24 mph Storm shutdown at wind speeds around 58 mph 11

12 Wind Generation Challenges Unpredictable and intermittent generation resource Currently, projects are not economical without the $21 per megawatt hour production tax credit Transmission is a limiting factor to significant expansion Baseload generation is still required during low wind periods Utility scale storage is not commercially available or cost-effective 12

13 Nuclear Power Basics Individual nuclear reactors sized between 50 and 1,700 megawatts each Baseload generation resource with annual capacity factors between 90 to 100 percent Cost estimates between $6,000 to $8,000 per kilowatt No air emissions and very competitive fuel cost as compared to traditional fossil generation A nuclear site can require 650 to 2,000 acres, depending on the facility s size 13

14 Nuclear Power Technology Options Small Modular Reactor Designs (50 to 300 MWe each) Large Next Generation Reactor Designs (1,200 to 1,700 MWe each) 14

15 Small Modular Reactor Low Profile 15

16 Nuclear Power Challenges Small modular reactors must be fully designed and approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to be viable No new nuclear units have been built in Iowa or the U.S. in decades Plant siting, higher capital cost, and public resistance may be a challenge Spent fuel storage and disposal options have to be resolved Yucca Mountain may be permanently abandoned as a potential national disposal option Cooling water is a significant requirement, as large units can demand nearly 40,000 gallons per minute 16

17 Biomass Firing Basics Biomass firing can take several forms Co-firing with coal; typically limited to 5 to 10 percent heat input 100 percent biomass firing in a dedicated boiler/turbine cycle Dedicated biomass boiler integrated into existing coal-fueled unit Baseload generation resource with annual capacity factors between 80 to 90 percent Cost estimates between $2,000 to $3,000 per kilowatt Reduced air emissions as compared to coal Biomass contains very low levels of sulfur and mercury Biomass CO 2 emissions are net zero as part of natural biogenic cycle 17

18 Biomass Resources Iowa and several other Midwestern states are in a unique position to take advantage of this renewable resource 18

19 Biomass Crop Review It is expected that a combination of local corn stover, switchgrass and forage sorghum could supply the biomass needs Crops can provide high yields per acre using Conservation Reserve Program land and be environmentally friendly, requiring minimal fertilizer and water, and limiting erosion Switchgrass Sorghum 19

20 Biomass Firing Challenges Biomass has a low heat content and is expensive to transport long distances Typically requires sources within 25 to 50 miles from a facility Delivered biomass fuel costs are similar to natural gas costs at $5 per one million British thermal units An aggregation, storage and transportation industry must be developed from the ground up Timing of harvesting once per year and daily fuel requirements must be carefully coordinated 20

21 Photovoltaic Panels Basics High land requirements of 7 to10 acres per megawatt Cost ranges between $5,000 to $6,000 per kilowatt 30 percent investment tax credit helps offset high capital investment Estimated net capacity factor of 20 to 30 percent Solar tracking systems can greatly improve capacity factors Delivered alternating current power around 80 percent of installed direct current capacity 21

22 Concentrated Solar Power Basics Parabolic shaped mirrors heating a heat transfer fluid (typically oil) in a receiver Heats transfer fluid to approximately 750 o Fahrenheit Heat exchanger produces steam to drive turbine / generator Estimated net capacity factor of 30 to 37 percent Similar capital cost but higher operation and maintenance than solar photovoltaic panels North-South alignment with tracking mechanism Requires significant amounts of condensing cooling water 22

23 Solar Resource Map 23

24 Solar Power Challenges Solar is not an optimal renewable technology for the Midwest due to the relatively low solar insolation in the region Backup baseload energy is necessary during evenings and cloudy days Current capital cost is higher than wind generation, and provides less energy annually per kilowatt installed in Iowa 24

25 Conclusions The current regulatory and legislative activities are expected to require significant changes to Iowa s generation portfolio over the next two decades There is no right answer and a suite of generation technologies will be required Replacement generation must carefully balance retiring assets plus demand growth Limiting generation can slow the economy and put reliability at risk, and excess generation can unnecessarily increase costs Additional transmission must be constructed to optimize generation locations and provide unconstrained delivery of energy Phasing out fossil generation will take time in order to prevent rate shock and system reliability concerns MidAmerican Energy s electric customers have not had a rate increase in 15 years 25

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