MidAmerican Energy Holdings advised that its new division, MidAmerican Renewables, had been established to expand the company’s presence in the wind, geothermal, solar and hydro projects for the renewables market. The new division will be based in Des Moines, Iowa and will consist of MidAmerican Wind, MidAmerican Geothermal, MidAmerican Solar, MidAmerican Hydro and project development and commercial management.

Bill Fehrman, president and CEO of MidAmerican Energy, has been appointed president of MidAmerican Renewables, while MidAmerican Solar’s president was named as former Phoenix Solar CEO Paul Caudill. Caudill who will oversee the company’s 550MW Topaz project in San Luis Obispo County, California and the 290MW Agua Caliente project in Arizona. Kevin Dodson will now serve as MidAmerican Company’s director of environmental programs, compliance and permitting and has been promoted to VP of project development and commercial management of MidAmerican Renewables.