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Co-ops launch non-partisan voter engagement program

America’s electric cooperatives have launched a non-partisan, nationwide effort to promote civic engagement and voter participation in the communities they serve.

Jeffrey Connor, interim CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, unveiled the Co-ops Vote program at the association’s 74th annual meeting in New Orleans.

Momentum is Building Conference

IOWA’S TOUCHSTONE ENERGY COOPERATIVES sponsored the annual “Momentum Is Building” conference Feb. 11-12 at the Sheraton West Des Moines hotel.

Momentum Is Building offers up-to-date building science information, practical hands-on information and new technology displays for building trades professionals – including homebuilders, electricians, and heating-plumbing contractors. Rural electric cooperative personnel from across the state also attended.

Iowa’s Electric Cooperatives Support Supreme Court Ruling

Iowa’s electric cooperatives support Supreme Court ruling
on Obama’s Clean Power Plan

See where the candidates stand on providing safe, affordable, reliable, and environmentally-responsible electricity

Co-op Rural Power is a grassroots campaign run by member-consumers of America’s electric cooperatives. Throughout the 2016 campaign, Co-op Rural Power advocates have interacted with every presidential candidate and asked them this simple question: “WHAT IS YOUR PLAN TO ENSURE, SAFE, AFFORDABLE, RELIABLE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY-RESPONSIBLE ELECTRICITY?” 

See each candidate's response here:

Iowa generates nearly 30% of its electricity from wind, far more than any other state.

The New Year Ushered in More Than Just Celebrations & Resolutions

Old Scam Making New Apperance

Iowa electric cooperatives invested over $76 million in energy efficiency from 2010-2014

On behalf of participating cooperatives, the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives (IAEC) filed the results of the electric cooperatives’ energy efficiency programs for the years 2013 and 2014 with the Iowa Utilities Board and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Advocate earlier this week. This filing represented the completion of the electric cooperatives’ first 5-year energy efficiency plan. In the years 2010-2014, Iowa’s not-for-profit electric co-ops invested approximately $76.7 million (over $15 million annually) in energy efficiency programs.

2015 May Be Remembered As A Transformative Year For How We Get Energy

Offices closed for Christmas

Merry Christmas!  Our offices will be closed Thursday, December 24th & Friday, December 25th.

We hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!


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