MidAmerican Energy Holdings reaches farther than its name implies. The company generates, transmits, and distributes electricity and natural gas to 7 million customers across the US and the UK, primarily through subsidiaries MidAmerican Energy Company and PacifiCorp. UK regional distribution subsidiary Northern Powergrid serves about 3.8 million electricity customers. MidAmerican Energy Holdings also has independent power production operations as well as real estate (HomeServices of America) and gas exploration, production, and pipeline operations (Kern River Gas Transmission and Northern Natural Gas). It operates 38,600 miles of natural gas pipeline. In 2013 the company bid to acquire NV Energy for $5.6 billion.