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IOWA RATEPAYER FUNDED PROGRAMS

CURRENT PROGRAMS
Energy Efficiency

Low-Income Weatherization (LIWAP)

  • Black Hills Energy
    Services include: upgrades to high efficiency space and water heating equipment; caulking; wall, ceiling, and pipe insulation, water heater wraps; and low-flow showerheads and aerators.
  • Interstate Power and Light Company
    Services include: insulation, air leak reduction, furnace repair and replacement, energy audits, and energy education.
  • Liberty Utilities
    Services include: upgrades to high efficiency space and water heating equipment; caulking; wall, ceiling, and pipe insulation, water heater wraps; and low-flow showerheads and aerators.
  • Mid-American Energy Company
    Services include: energy audits; free installation of insulation and heating, water heating, lighting and refrigeration measures.
Participating Utilities
  • LIWAP: Black Hills Energy, Interstate Power and Light Company, Liberty Utilities, Mid-American Energy Company and some municipal utilities.
Annual Funding (2015)
  • Black Hills Energy: $644,311
  • Interstate Power and Light Company: $3.2 million
  • Liberty Utilities: $21,000
  • Mid-American Energy: $2.6 million
Households Served (2015)
  • Black Hills Energy: 113
  • Interstate Power and Light Company: 1,023
  • Liberty Utilities: 6
  • Mid-American Energy: 490
Funding Mechanism
  • Black Hills Energy, Interstate Power and Light, Liberty Utilities, Mid-American Energy Company: Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Adjustment rider applied to all customers.
Administration
  • Black Hills Energy, Interstate Power and Light, and Mid-American Energy Company: Provide funding to the state WAP, administered by community action agencies.
  • Liberty Utilities: Southeast Iowa Community Action Organization
LEGISLATION
Authorizing
REPORTS / EVALUATIONS