July 13th, 2022


Wednesday 13th July, 2022

Family Restaurant, 2627 Center Street, Cedar Falls 

while our usual location, the Lifestyle Inn Lounge and Conference Center, is being renovated.

Renewable Energy, Net Zero Emissions and Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Iowa

MidAmerican Energy in partnership with BHE Renewables, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is investing extensively in solar, wind, geothermal and hydro projects. Jeremy will explain the core principals of this partnership and account management using LINK Exchange programming.

Electric vehicles have introduced anxiety over the range  that they can be driven before recharging. MidAmerican  Energy is planning rapid direct current charging stations  throughout Iowa. These stations and their locations will be  discussed. A plan addressing the range anxiety issue is to  build an infrastructure of 15 fast-charging stations across  Iowa each within roughly 50 miles of another.

Other topics planned for this season:

August 2022, Tall Grass Prairie

September 2022, Tandem Insulin Pump

October 2022, Logistics of Food Bank with Tour

November 2022, Iowa National Guard

Program Chair: Steve Crouse

Speaker: Jeremy Sorensen is currently the Business Connections Manager for MidAmerican Energy. Over the past 17 years he has held positions in Natural gas compliance, responsible for corrosion compliance for Waterloo and surrounding areas, Electric Distribution engineering, and Gas Distribution engineering. He has a degree from Upper Iowa University in Business Administration. Prior to joining MidAmerican Energy, Jeremy worked for Kirkham, Michael and Associates working on topics of project management in the area of surveying, infrastructure design and improvements of bridges, roads and waste water treatment plants.

Dinner Reservations are made via email: reservations@waterlootechnicalsociety.org

Please make reservations by noon, Monday July 11th, 2022. Guests are always welcome.

You are welcome to make a reservation for dinner or just come to the presentation. A program-only reservation is appreciated for a head count.

Meal: Dinner includes coffee, tea and milk. 

The Lifestyle Inn requests that we collect cash for the meal and not checks. “Cash Please” ☺ 

Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions so that we can provide an alternative for you.


Dues: Member dues of $20 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (phone 319-277-2312) or pay at the meeting.  email: FriendFamily@cfu.net

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”.