Learn what several experts view as industry trends, best practices and issues of interest for utilities, including electric cooperatives.

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As a new year begins, so will the 2024 legislative session of the Iowa General Assembly. This year, Iowa’s electric co-ops are not proactively seeking significant changes to Iowa laws but are instead taking a “do no harm” message to Iowa policymakers.

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Electric reliability across America is in serious jeopardy, and frankly, it’s unacceptable.

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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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Learn how electric utility regulations provide consistency and reliability through a utility’s obligation to serve its assigned service territory.

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It is a year of new beginnings in the Iowa Legislature, with about one-third of the representatives and senators starting their first term. Learn more about an important focus for Iowa's electric cooperatives this session.

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Iowa’s locally owned electric cooperatives have been balancing the need for safe, reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible power for decades. As conversations include talk about a clean energy economy, it’s important to set realistic expectations about the timeline.

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For Iowa’s electric co-ops, our cooperative principles guide us in good times and bad – even during derecho storms and global pandemics. Your local electric co-op strives to power your family and community no matter what may come our way.

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An new Iowa program will provide eligible households with up to $2,000 toward electric, natural gas and water bills if they are at risk of disconnection due to an inability to pay due to a COVID-19-related loss of income.

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Iowa’s locally owned electric cooperatives have a long and successful history of working with elected officials and policymakers to advocate for their member-consumers. Even during a pandemic, this work continues.

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