Hearing Dates Set for Compliance Filings on Alliant Energy's AMI Meter Proposals
The Iowa Utilities Board issued an order June 24, 2019, that set hearing dates of August 22 and 23 to receive testimony and cross-examine witnesses in relation to Alliant Energy's compliance filings on standard and community opt-outs for its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) meter program. The order, filed in Docket No. SPU-2018-0007, also denied requests for reconsideration of the February 6 final order and decision, denied requests for formal complaint proceedings in dockets C-2018-0006 and C-2018-0007, and denied a motion to reopen the record. In addition, the order addressed motions regarding meter testing and for making certain information public.
In the February 6 order, the IUB addressed Alliant's request to charge customers a monthly fee for choosing to opt out of the company’s AMI program. The decision rejected the proposed electric and natural gas tariffs requested by Alliant and required the company to file revised tariffs for IUB review and approval.