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Member RFP: Iowa Energy Efficiency Assessment of Energy Efficiency Potential

The Iowa Utility Association (IUA) is a state trade association that represents the interests of the investor-owned utilities (IOU) in Iowa (MidAmerican Energy Company, Interstate Power and Light Company, Black Hills Energy) and acts as an agent for the IOUs to coordinate a joint assessment of potential for natural gas and electricity energy and electricity capacity savings in Iowa required to develop the 2019-2023 Iowa energy efficiency plans. Two of the member utilities are subject to electric rate regulation by the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB), and all three members are subject to natural gas rate regulation.

Chapter 35 of the Iowa Administrative Code (199 IAC 35) sets forth the Board rules to implement legislation enacted in 1990 and modified in 1996 and 2010 requiring the IOUs to provide energy efficiency programs for their customers, a copy of which is provided in Appendix A. These rules require a joint assessment of the potential for energy and capacity savings from energy efficiency programs be conducted to inform the development of the IOUs five-year energy efficiency plans.

The objective of this RFP is to solicit a joint assessment of potential for natural gas and electricity energy and electricity capacity savings in the Iowa service areas served by the IOUs. This joint study is limited to those aspects of the assessment which can be conducted for all three IOUs in a combined fashion. Please review the accompanying RFP and related documents for complete details.

The RFP and all information is also available from the Iowa Utility Association website.