University Power Plant

UI Main Energy Plant

Purchased Energy

The UI's purchased energy comes from several sources.

  • Coal is purchased from mines in Illinois and Colorado.
  • Grid power is purchased from MidAmerican Energy Company as regulated by the Iowa Utilities Board. 
  • Natural gas is purchased from MidAmerican Energy Company as regulated by the Iowa Utilities Board.
  • Biomass in the form of oat hulls or wood chips is purchased from local suppliers.  

 

Percentages of energy purchased by type

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UI Costs by Energy type