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The Iowa Utilities Board today issued an order addressing overlapping issues in Docket Nos. SPU-2021-0003 and RPU-2022-0001 involving MidAmerican Energy Company’s electric generation resources and planning. The order determined that the issues in each docket will be more appropriately addressed by maintaining separate dockets and allowing each to move forward on a separate procedural schedule. Docket SPU-2021-0003 was opened to review MidAmerican’s long-term electric generation resources. See the docket's frequently asked questions. On January 19, 2022, MidAmerican filed an application requesting advance ratemaking principles for its proposed Wind PRIME project to add up to 2,042 megawatts of new wind generation and up to 50 MW of solar generation at a combined cost of approximately $4 billion. See Wind PRIME frequently asked questions.
The IUB is currently reviewing filings regarding designated county inspectors for two proposed carbon capture pipeline projects, Summit Carbon Solutions (Summit, Docket No. HLP-2021-0001) and Navigator Heartland Greenway (Navigator, Docket No. HLP-2021-0003). IUB rules at 199 Iowa Administrative Code 13.3(1)(i) - Exhibit I require individual counties to file the name and contact information of each county inspector designated by county boards of supervisors, pursuant to Iowa Code § 479B.20(2), as part of the land restoration plan. Click here for a list of county inspectors identified to date in the dockets.
The Federal Communications Commission will transition to a three-digit dialing code (988) for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in July 2022. The change will affect Iowa customers in the 515 and 319 area codes. All Iowans with numbers in these two area codes were required to use ten-digit dialing for all local calls on October 24, 2021. In order for 988 to work in the Iowa 319 and 515 area codes, every customer in those area codes had to transition to ten-digit dialing for local calls. The IUB is reminding telephone customers that the transition period is almost completed and Iowans in the 515 and 319 area codes are encouraged to complete local calls by dialing ten digits, the area code + seven-digit telephone number. Review the frequently asked questions.