CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Leaders at Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) expressed guarded optimism about today's announcement by Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources (NEER) and Alliant Energy that a 2020 closure of the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC) will result in a win for the state of Iowa.
Wendy Wimer, Customer Service Representative, of Southwest Iowa REC was recognized for 30 years of service. Wendy works in Southwest Iowa REC’s office located in Mount Ayr. Southwest Iowa REC is honored to recognize Wendy for h
Have you ever had to stop your vehicle on the side of a busy highway to check on a flat tire or a trailer cover? Or maybe you’ve been pulled over by a police officer and worried about his or her safety on the shoulder of the road while hoping you can get away with just a warning!
Thirty-seven high school students representing Iowa’s locally owned electric cooperatives traveled to Washington, D.C., from June 8-14 and joined more than 1,800 other students from across the nation for the 2018 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Iowa’s electric cooperatives were the first ones to send students to Washington, D.C., back in 1958; this year marks the 60th anniversary of the journey.
Iowa’s electric cooperatives applaud the legislators who voted for passage of Senate File 2311, an energy bill that has several sections beneficial to cooperative member-owners, especially regarding affordability. Furthermore, we want to applaud Governor Reynolds for not believing the distortions of truth surrounding the bill, and instead, signing the bill into law.
As the winter energy assistance disconnection moratorium ends on April 1, electric cooperative member-owners who are behind on their utility payments are urged to contact their local co-op as soon as possible to work out payment options to avoid disconnection. Iowa’s not-for-profit electric cooperatives are willing to work with member-owners who have fallen behind on payments to find an agreeable solution; disconnection of service is always a last resort. Here are some services and programs designed to help those who are struggling to pay their electric bills:
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Electric utilities across the state, including some cooperatives. are noticing a sudden increase in phone fraud. Often times, the caller will say they work for a particular utility, threatening immediate disconnection if they don't receive payment over the phone.
Southwest Iowa REC will never call to threaten immediate disconnection and we urge them to end suspicious calls and contact the co-op directly to verify the call.