Des Moines, IA, Feb. 13, 2006 — MidAmerican Energy Co. and TranServ International Inc. have entered into an agreement designating TranServ International as MidAmerican’s transmission service coordinator subject to approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
TranServ International will largely be responsible for administering MidAmerican’s open access transmission tariff, which is used by utilities, marketers and generators to obtain transmission service. MidAmerican will continue to own its transmission system and will continue to have ultimate responsibility for providing transmission service under the tariff.
TranServ International will provide MidAmerican open access transmission tariff functions not provided by the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator as contractor to the Mid-Continent Area Power Pool. TranServ International also will be responsible for coordinating with the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator regarding performance of its respective functions.
TranServ International will have the responsibility to evaluate and approve transmission service requests, generator interconnection requests and North American Electric Reliability Council scheduling e-tags. TranServ International also will administer MidAmerican’s Open Access Same Time Information System and will participate with MidAmerican in the regional transmission planning process.
Under the agreement, TranServ International is scheduled to commence administration of the MidAmerican open access transmission tariff for three years beginning Sept. 1, 2006. TranServ International was selected from a group of potential service providers through a pre-qualification and bidding process that concluded last December.