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MidAmerican Energy spreading out extra costs through April 2021

The company says the monthly increases are all due to February's frigid temperatures. Fortunately, they're spreading the cost out to help customer's wallets.

IOWA, USA — MidAmerican Energy Company said customer's bills for February increased by an average of $214. 

You won't have to pay that increase all at once. The company will spread it out over 13 months. 

MidAmerican said that means, on average, customers will see their bill increase by $8 a month through April 2021. 

MidAmerican must collect February's costs by the end of August, according to rules from the Iowa Utilities Board. That gives the company six months to spread out $214. 

However, the IUB suspended that and ordered Iowa's utilities to file proposals showing how the companies plan to lessen the financial burden on customers.