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Attention Electric Members: Clarification on ME-1 Due Dates

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, May 15, 2019

As a reminder, the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) issued an order on March 15, 2019, extending the filing deadline for a utility’s annual report from April 1 to June 1. This extension applies to Part A forms. Part B forms are not currently available or due. Please do not use the 2017 Part B forms.

When new Part B forms become available, notification will be posted to the IUB's website on the “How to File a Utility Annual Report” page and your utility company’s regulatory contact will receive notification. For questions, please call Don Tormey at 515.725.7347 or email   

To summarize the IUB’s statement, file Part A by June 1 and do not file Part B until you are notified the new forms are available.  If you have any questions on the ME-1, please feel free to contact Krista Wenzel, KDW Advisors, LLC, IAMU Regulatory Partner, at 712.579.6000.

Tags:  Electric  IUB  ME-1 

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Still Time to Register for the IAMU Overhead and Electric Transmission and Distribution Workshop!

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The IAMU Overhead Electric Transmission and Distribution Workshop is quickly approaching, and there only a few spots left!  This year’s workshop will take place May 15 – 17, 2019 at the IAMU Training and Office Complex

The classroom topics and/or hands-on activities include:

  • 3-Phase Crossarm Change-out
  •  Arrester & Cut-out Hot Change-out
  •  Bucket Truck Self-Rescue
  •  Single-Phase Transformer; Cut-out/Arrestor Hot Change-out
  •  Knots / Hand Lines / Rope Block Maintenance
  •  Oil Spill Control & Countermeasures
  •  Transformer Bank Connections
  •  Grounds

The registration deadline for this workshop is Friday, May 10.  You may mail, or fax the registration form in.  Registration is also available online.


IAMU Members - $420
Non-IAMU Members - $480


An IAMU workshop room block has been set at the Holiday Inn Des Moines-Northwest.  The room rate is $87 plus tax per night.

When reserving, please ask for the IAMU block – Group Name:  IAMU Electric, Group Code:  AMU.

Holiday Inn Des Moines – Northwest
4800 Merle Hay Road
Urbandale, IA  50322
Phone:  515-278-4755

Reservation block and rate deadline is TODAY, Wednesday, April 24.  Please act quickly to reserve your room!

For additional information regarding the workshop, including registration, agenda, and schedule, please refer to the brochure HERE.

Tags:  Electric  Overhead 

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Save the Date for the IAMU Electric Utility System Operation Short Course

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, April 17, 2019

IAMU is once again offering the Electric Utility System Operation Short Course (EUSO) presented by Skip Collier of Professional Training Systems, Inc.


Skip is highly regarded and has an extensive background in electric utility design, construction, maintenance and operation.


EUSO Short Course:  July 23 – 25

The EUSO Short Course is designed for any employee whose job performance will benefit from a basic understanding of the operations side of the business.  This includes those from legal, rates, engineering, purchasing, computer application, marketing, customer service, inventory control, finance, accounting, safety, risk analysis as well as those from generating plants.  One goal for this class is to have students leave with the ability to easily identify all of the electrical equipment they see in a substation as they walk by, along with all the equipment found on the poles in a residential area.  Non-electrical engineers are often at a disadvantage in the electric utility environment due to a lack of familiarity with technical issues.  The better you understand the utility’s product – electrical energy – and how it is created and distributed, the better you can serve the utility and your customers.  This course assumes no electrical background, and builds on the basics to provide a comprehensive understanding of the equipment and operations.


*Line Maintainer apprentices will receive 21 Basic OJT hours for taking the EUSO Course.*


***Registration coming soon***

Registration fees for the course are below.


(*If you are planning on sending more than one participant from your organization, please make sure to share this with multiple departments so that you qualify for the reduced cost with the initial registration.)

  • EUSO Course - $950 for a single registrant OR $850 each for two or more participants from the same utility/organization

For additional information, please click HERE.

Tags:  Electric  EUSO  Skip Collier 

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IAMU Hosts Energy Awareness Event for Community College Students

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, April 17, 2019

As part of the Iowa Energy Workforce Consortium initiative, IAMU’s Bob Hiatt and Dave Swanson conducted an “energy awareness event” on April 9 and 11 with students from Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa campus). Fifteen students participated on the first day and 12 students participated on the second day. The event consisted of a host of hands-on activities both in the classroom as well as on the training field. The activities consisted of activities that would be typical to the electric utility industry.


Tags:  Electric  Energy Awareness  IHCC 

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Electric and Gas Members: Status ME-1 and MG-1 Forms

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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 utilities can fill them out. 

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  Regulatory Calendars 

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