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March Breakfast: Net Metering Policy

March 19 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Free – $5

March’s Energy Breakfast, hosted by the Winneshiek Energy District, will present information on a recently proposed law that would threaten the continued growth of solar for Iowa’s two investor-owned utilities. The bill, HSB 185, was proposed by MidAmerican Energy and would instruct the Iowa Utilities Board to make changes to Iowa’s net-metering policy which allows solar owners fair compensation for energy sold back to utilities.

Johnson and Energy District staff will explore the effects that the bill -if passed- would have on solar in Iowa. Iowa currently has over 800 solar jobs statewide, according to a report by The Solar Foundation. The bill as proposed, would damper the growth the industry has seen in the past 5 years and may even threaten the economics of existing solar customers.

If time allows the presentation will also discuss Alliant Energy’s proposed 25% base rate increase and how customers can make their voices heard during the rate hearing process.

The Breakfast presentation begins at 7:30 am on Tuesday, March 19th at T-Bock’s Underground. Coffee and muffins by T-Bocks will be available for purchase. The presentation will last until 8:30 and will conclude with postcard writing.

The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend, please register at energydistrict.org/breakfast/ by Friday, March 15th.

 

Details

Date:
March 19
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Cost:
Free – $5
Event Category:
Website:
energydistrict.org/breakfast/

Organizer

Winneshiek Energy District
Phone:
(563)382-4207 ext. 4
Email:
kristin@energydistrict.org
Website:
www.energydistrict.org

Venue

T-Bock’s Underground
206 W Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101 United States
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Phone:
(563) 382-5970
Website:
http://www.tbocks.com/