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Attention Gas Members: OQ Notification Email Change

Posted By IAMU, Thursday, February 15, 2018

Gas members, you may have noticed that OQ notifications are coming from a new email address – IAMU OQ [iamu.oq@gmail.com]. These are legitimate emails from IAMU, not spam. The email switch is a workaround for an upcoming network change that will affect the OQ system.  If you haven't seen your expected OQ notification email in the last couple weeks, please whitelist - iamu.oq@gmail.com and check your spam folders and filters.

Tags:  Gas  OQ 

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Managing Your Informer and Capitol Links Subscriptions

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, February 14, 2018

IAMU provides a variety of email communications. In addition to the weekly Informer, during the state legislative session, which typically runs from January through April, we also send out:

  • Capitol Links – a weekly e-newsletter dedicated specifically to utility-related issues before the Iowa Legislature.
  •  Urgent Action Alerts to let you know about particularly time-sensitive legislation that could significantly impact Iowa’s municipal utilities. We send these alerts out so that you may contact your lawmakers to let them know your thoughts and feelings on the issue before a decision is made.

We use the same email list for all three of these email communications. If you prefer not to receive legislative emails but still want to receive the Informer or vise versa, be sure to click on the link “update your preferences” and not “unsubscribe from this list” at the bottom of the email.  Choose “IAMU Informer” to only receive IAMU’s weekly update of member news and upcoming events.  Choose “Capitol Links” to receive the two legislative email blasts above.  By clicking on “unsubscribe from this list,” you will be unsubscribed from all three emails – Informer, Capitol Links, and Urgent Action Alerts.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jen Cronin at jcronin@iamu.org.

Tags:  Capitol Links  Informer  Urgent Action Alerts 

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Gas Members: Natural Gas Utility Workers' Day is Fast Approaching

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, February 14, 2018

You can download this Facebook banner and more materials at www.apga.org/NGUWDay

March 18 is now national Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day. The decision to hold this day on March 18 was made by a poll of the American Public Gas Association (APGA) Community. March 18 is the date of the New London, Texas, school explosion in 1937 that led to the wide­spread odorization of natural gas and an increased emphasis on safety. Safety is a vital aspect to natural gas distribution, and the employees of dis­tribution companies endeavor to make natural gas delivery as safe as pos­sible.

Please honor the natural gas utility workers in your community and at your system by celebrating on March 18 or surrounding weekday. We encourage you to plan events, communication, so­cial media posts, etc., to celebrate this important day. We also ask you to share how your system cel­ebrates the day by either making a post to the APGA Community or by emailing Audrey Anderson at aanderson@apga.org.

Join your industry peers in celebrat­ing this important recognition day to honor the hard work of natural gas utilities. Materials, including a press re­lease, op-ed, social media banner, and logo are available on the APGA web­site at www.apga.org/NGUWDay.

For questions on this event, please contact Audrey Anderson at aander­son@apga.org.

Tags:  Gas  Natural Gas Utility Workers' Day 

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Electric and Gas Members: Update on the Status of ME-1 and MG-1 Forms

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Both the ME-1 and the MG-1 (the annual electric and gas reports to the Iowa Utilities Board) are due April 1. However, the IUB does not have this year’s forms on its website yet so that utilities can fill them out. Here is the IUB’s written response on the matter:

“The online annual report forms are all being revised to make them easier for the companies to complete. Those forms are currently being tested and should be available on the IUB website by mid-February at:  https://iub.iowa.gov/utility-annual-report.

Although it is mid-February, forms are not posted yet. We suggest that you check back to the IUB site periodically for the forms’ availability. If IAMU learns of anything more regarding the status of the forms, we will pass along the information to members through the Informer.

Tags:  Electric  Gas  IUB  ME-1  MG-1 

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Consider IPAIT for Your Cash Flow and Investment Needs

Posted By IAMU, Monday, February 12, 2018

As a friendly reminder, posted on the Iowa Public Agency Investment Trust (IPAIT) website is the daily fund rate, which is now above 1.15%. It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen the IPAIT rate this high (actually not since January 2009). Please visit the IPAIT website to review: www.ipait.org

There is no minimum balance required, and each participant may open as many IPAIT accounts as necessary to complement your local bank account structures. Interest accrues daily and is paid monthly. Funds are transferred online via ACH between your local bank and your IPAIT Fund(s). 

In addition to the daily fund, you have access to the IPAIT Fixed Term program. The Fixed Term program works with more than 300 Iowa banks to enable you to get the highest rate from IPAIT or your local banks.

If it’s been some time since you’ve invested in IPAIT, or maybe you haven’t taken advantage of investing in the fund and have questions, please feel free to contact Dan Zomermaand at dzomermaand@pmanetwork.com and 712.251.0383, or Paul Kruse at pkruse@pmanetwork.com and 515.554.1555.

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