Distributed Generation NOI

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On May 4, 2017, the Iowa Utilities Board issued an Order Approving Compliance Tariffs, Requiring Submission of Data and Closing Docket regarding the net metering pilot tariffs filed with the Board by Alliant Energy-Interstate Power and Light Company (Alliant-IPL) and MidAmerican Energy Company (MidAmerican), and closing the Board's Notice of Inquiry docket on distributed generation, Docket No. NOI-2014-0001.

On March 17, 2017, the Board issued an Order Granting in Part, and Denying in Part, Applications for Rehearing and Requiring Revised Tariff Filing" related to Alliant-IPL's net metering pilot tariff (Docket No.TF-2016-0321) and an "Order Denying Applications for Rehearing and Requiring a Revised Tariff Filing" regarding MidAmerican's net metering pilot tariff (Docket No. TF-2016-0323).

Previously. the Board issued an order on February 3, 2017, requiring Alliant-IPL and MidAmerican to revise their proposed net metering tariffs. The utilities filed revised tariffs on February 17, 2017. 

On September 27, 2016, the Board issued an order docketing the new net metering pilot tariffs filed on August 31, 2016, by Alliant-IPL and MidAmerican. The Board ordered further review and asked that comments on the proposed tariffs be filed on or before October 21, 2016, and reply comments to be filed on or before November 18, 2016.

On July 19, 2016, the Board issued an order directing Iowa’s two largest investor-owned utilities to file the new net metering tariffs to help the Board establish policies to expand renewable energy opportunities in Iowa, while balancing the best interests of customers and the utilities.

Distributed Generation Administrative Rules Review

On July 22, 2016, the Board issued an “order commencing rule making” as part of a comprehensive review of its administrative rules in accordance with Iowa Code § 17A.7(2). The review of the Board’s Electric Interconnection of Distributed Generation Facilities rules, 199 IAC chapter 45, is docketed as Docket No. RMU-2016-0003. The comprehensive review of 199 IAC chapter 45 also incorporates stakeholder input arising out of Docket No. NOI-2014-0001, regarding distributed generation, and to incorporate recently adopted Iowa Code § 476.58.

The Board subsequently issued an "Order Adopting Amendments" on December 28, 2016, regarding adopted changes to the Board's “Electric Interconnection of Distributed Generation Facilities” rules. In that order the Board removed standard forms and agreements from chapter 45 and indicated that the forms and agreements can be found on the Board’s Web site.  On February 28, 2017, the Board issued an "Order Adopting Forms" noting that the forms are now available on Board’s on-site (distributed) generation Web page at: https://iub.iowa.gov/on-site-generation.

Questions about the docket should be addressed to the Board's Communications Director, Don Tormey, at 515.725.7347 or don.tormey@iub.iowa.gov.