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Make Plans to Attend IUB LIHEAP Meeting/Webinar

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) has scheduled eight Customer Service Fall Meetings throughout Iowa to address energy-related customer issues of importance to utility customer service personnel and community action agency caseworkers.  The sessions are open to utility and community action agency personnel and representatives of other community-based help organizations that assist low-income clients with winter heating bills.

Discussion will include LIHEAP, the Iowa winter home heating energy disconnection moratorium, a review of IUB’s role and jurisdiction, including rules regarding disconnection of utility service and how to file comments or complaints with the IUB.  

New this year: Three sessions will include a webinar option that will allow for active participation from attendees unable to travel to one of the community meetings.

Space is limited at each session. Sign up now to attend using the link to the IUB’s online registration form. If interested in participating remotely via webinar please complete an additional registration submission

Tags:  IUB  LIHEAP 

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Make Sure to Keep Your Emergency Notification Contacts Up to Date

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, September 25, 2019

It was brought to IAMU’s attention by an IAMU member updating his utilities’ IUB Emergency Notification Contacts that other utilities may need to update their contacts with the IUB and the railroads. If you haven’t checked on your contact information recently and have had any staff changes, you may want to review your contact information with these groups.

Tags:  Emergency Contact  IUB 

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Status of Filing Part B of Annual Reports

Posted By IAMU, Monday, August 19, 2019

The Iowa Utilities Board issued an order on Aug. 14 outlining the timeline for comments on the proposed report forms. Initial comments must be filed by Aug. 30 with reply comments by Sept. 13. Although IAMU has not heard anything definitive, we don’t expect to hear anything until after Sept. 13. IAMU is monitoring this issue and will provide an update as we know more.

If you have any questions, you may contact IAMU General Counsel Tim Whipple at twhipple@iamu.org or Krista Wenzel at eefiling@iamu.org or by phone at 712-579-6000.

Here is a link to the order if you would like to review it: https://efs.iowa.gov/cs/groups/external/documents/docket/mdax/ody0/~edisp/1864224.pdf

Tags:  IUB  Part B 

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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 don.tormey@iub.iowa.gov.   

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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Mid-America Regulatory Conference to be Held in Des Moines; Make Plans to Attend

Posted By IAMU, Monday, May 6, 2019

The Mid-America Regulatory Conference (MARC) is being held in Des Moines this year. MARC is an association composed of both regional utility organizations and regulatory agencies from 14 states, including Arkansas, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

This year, as the host, the Iowa Utilities Board and representatives from Iowa’s utility organizations, including IAMU, have been planning the conference. The conference embraces electric, water, gas, and telecom issues. The event is a great opportunity for professional development and networking.

Please check out the agenda and consider attending. There is both an early bird rate and a governmental rate. http://www.marc-conference.org/

MARC 2019 Annual Meeting
Des Moines, Iowa August 11-14, 2019
Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Registration is open!  https://reg.eventray.com/r/naruc/MARC2019
Agenda:  http://www.marc-conference.org/MARC%202019%20Agenda.html

Tags:  IUB  MARC 

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