Iowa families and businesses to benefit from new energy law

Earlier today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed a comprehensive new energy law. Senate File 2311 helps Iowans save money, maintains the state’s leadership in renewable energy and promotes job growth.

“We applaud the Iowa Legislature and Governor Reynolds for supporting this new energy legislation and helping the state achieve its objectives outlined in the Iowa Energy Plan,” said Doug Kopp, president of Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company. “This new law will maintain Iowa’s place as a national leader in renewable energy and energy policy.”

This law creates new opportunities for customers to see more clean energy, because energy providers can upgrade existing wind facilities to extend their useful life and improve their efficiency.

The bill also includes regulatory efficiency updates. One major update allows energy companies to use a forward-looking test year to better align customer benefits with energy investments. For potential and existing natural gas customers, the law lowers the cost for extending natural gas service.

In addition, this law will encourage savings for customers with energy-efficiency programs. Alliant Energy’s energy-efficiency programs will continue to help customers save energy and money. Customers can find tips and download rebate forms online at, or by calling 1-866-ALLIANT (255-4268).

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