Iowa’s electric cooperatives are excited to announce the return of Shine the Light, a statewide contest, which celebrates our cooperative commitment to community. Nominations are being accepted in June and award three winners with a $3,000 check to their local charity or community organization.

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Serving on the IAEC board for more than five years, Kenny VandenBerg was honored to take the helm as board president in December. Learn about his priorities for serving Iowa's electric cooperatives in his new role.

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The Iowa Venture Awards, presented by the Iowa Area Development Group, spotlight entrepreneurs and organizations for their leadership, capital investment and the job opportunities they create. The following businesses were honored on Dec. 7 at a luncheon held as a part of the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting.

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The highlight of serving as your statewide president was traveling around Iowa to attend 36 electric cooperative meetings and talking with over 300 directors and 35 co-op managers in their own board rooms.

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To help your holiday gift-giving or list-making, we’ve combined a list of electric cooperative-served businesses that offer unique gifts to place under the Christmas tree or in a stocking.

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For more than 80 years, electric co-ops have maintained reliable and affordable electric service, provided stable career opportunities and paid taxes, which have vast ripple effects throughout the regions we serve. 

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The energy industry depends on such a vast range of abilities offers job seekers a variety of career opportunities. Here are six reasons electric co-ops are a great place to work.

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Cooperatives are more than businesses; they are pillars of empowerment, resilience and sustainable development that are shaping Iowa’s local economies.

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We all know at least one person who  makes our neighborhood or community a better place to live. Before June 30, enter them in Iowa's electric cooperatives' 2023 statewide Shine the Light contest! Three nominees will ultimately receive $2,500 donations to their local charities.

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In late February, The Des Moines Register’s editorial board published a reckless column calling for MidAmerican Energy and other Iowa electric utilities to abandon coal, “even if doing so also means taking some gambles on brownouts and blackouts, price volatility and newer technology.”

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