MEAN's Power Supply Portfolio


MEAN's power supply capacity includes many sources of energy:

Owned Coal Generation (31%)

• Walter Scott Jr. Energy Center Unit 4 - Council Bluffs, Iowa
Laramie River Station - Wheatland, Wyo.
• Wygen I - Gillette, Wyo.
• Whelan Energy Center Unit 1 - Hastings, Neb.
• Whelan Energy Center Unit 2 - Hastings, Neb.

Purchased Coal (8%)

Purchased Nuclear (4%)

Renewable Resources (32%)

Ainsworth (Neb.) Wind Energy Facility
• Wessington Springs Wind Energy Center -- Wessington Springs, S.D.
Elkhorn Ridge Wind Project -- Bloomfield, Neb.
Laredo Ridge Wind Project -- Petersburg, Neb.
• Crofton Bluffs Wind Project -- Crofton, Neb.
Kimball Wind Project -- Kimball, Neb.
• Landfill Gas Project -- Mitchellville, Iowa
• Shavano Falls Hydro Project -- Delta, Colo.
• Western Area Power Administration Hydro

Oil/Gas Participant Generation (24%)

(Participant generation is typically used as a stand-by resource for emergencies. MEAN purchases electricity from regional markets.)