Multiple providers, wholesale rates, on-site generation.
Supplied by two electric and two natural gas providers, with on-site electrical generation, MidAmerica industry is assured of great service at competitive rates:
Grand River Dam Authority (GDRA): A public utility and cost-of-service provider, GDRA generates power through hydro, thermal and gas facilities, and serves MidAmerica industries at wholesale rates. In 2011, GRDA ranked 207th out of 2,213 utilities for the lowest cost per kWH at $0.054, according to the Energy Information Administration. The average cost per kWh in 2011 was $0.088. GRDA's total generating capacity is approximately 1,928 megawatts, through a generation mix that includes hydro, coal-fired and natural gas. Grand River Energy Center, the coal-fired complex is located in MidAmerica; two GRDA transmission substations and five distribution substations are also located throughout the park to insure reliable service.
KAMO Power, a member of AECI (Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.), also provides power with a 1,062-megawatt capacity from two combined cycle natural gas fired plants operated by Siemens Energy.
Natural Gas: A division of the Tulsa-based ONEOK (NY:OKE), one of the largest natural gas distributors in the U.S., Oklahoma Natural Gas serves the park with a 16-inch high-pressure line. A subsidiary of OGE, Enogex provides a 16-inch high-pressure line in a looped system to insure reliable and efficient delivery. A competitive commodities market allows both companies to provide cost-effective service to MidAmerica industry.
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