Information from Utility Annual Report Filings
The Utility Annual Report Information and Exterior Lighting Report are compiled from the annual reports filed with the Iowa Utilities Board by the utility companies. For 2016 and earlier reporting years, utility annual report filings were given the docket designation A-YYYY-CompanyNumber. Beginning with the 2017 calendar year report, utility company annual reports are filed in the company's M-Docket.
To search for annual report filings, click the Electronic Filing link to open the home page for the Electronic Filing System (EFS). Then select Search from the top navigation menu and scroll down to Document Search. This will open the document search screen. For 2017 and later, select M- Miscellaneous from the Docket Type drop-down box and then select Reports from the Document Type drop down. To return documents for a specific company, select the company name from the Submitting Parties drop-down box and click the Add button to add the company to the search parameters. After entering the search terms, click the Search button. This will display filings of the Reports document type in the M-Docket.
For 2016 and earlier reporting years, complete the search steps above and select A - Annual Reports from the Docket Type drop-down list. To find the most recent filing, click on the Docket Number heading to sort in descending order.
Pursuant to the 199 IAC 23.1(2), each utility shall file with the Board an annual report on or before April 1 of each year covering their operations during the preceding calendar year. A summary of the information taken from the annual reports filed with the Board is included in Tables 1 and 2.
Table 1 lists revenues, units sold, and number of customers served by each industry group.
Table 2 includes a summary of the statements of income from Iowa operations by each industry group.
Individual company information is also available by industry type:
- Electric – Investor Owned Electric, Municipal Electric, and Rural Electric Cooperatives.
- Gas – Investor Owned Gas, Municipal Gas, and Certified Natural Gas Providers
- Telephone – Local Exchange Carriers and Interexchange Carriers.
- Water – Investor Owned Water.
All information provided in MS Excel format.
|Tables 1 and 2||Electric||Gas||Water||Telephone|
Pursuant to the 199 IAC 35.15(2), each electric utility shall file with the Board, as part of its annual report, a report stating progress to date in converting company-owned exterior flood lighting to high pressure sodium or lighting of equivalent or higher energy efficiency. Legislation in 1989 approved the regulation of public utility-owned and city-owned exterior flood lighting. It states that all newly installed exterior lighting shall be high pressure sodium lighting or lighting with equivalent or better energy efficiency.
The following table shows the status of exterior lighting on December 31, 2017, as reported to the Board in the annual reports:
|Type of Utility||Fixtures Converted||Percent Converted||Fixtures Not Converted||Total Fixtures|
|Investor-owned Electric Totals||261,738||98.39%||4,272||266,010|
|Interstate Power and Light Co.||100,514||99.52%||484||100,998|
|MidAmerican Energy Co.||161,224||97.70%||3,788||165,012|
|Rural Electric Cooperatives||40,146||80.93||9,461||49,607|
Collectively, the investor-owned utilities have converted the largest percentage of their fixtures at 98 percent (from 1990 to present). Following closely are the municipal utilities at almost 94 percent. The rural electric cooperatives have converted 81 percent. This isn’t a date-certain mandate, therefore, the utilities will keep converting their old fixtures as they become worn out.
Exterior Lighting Report Data (MS Excel format)
Pursuant to Iowa Code § 556.4, deposits and refunds held by utilities, the following funds held or owing by any utility are presumed abandoned:
- Any deposit made by a subscriber with a utility to secure payment for, or any sum paid in advance for, utility services to be furnished in this state, less any lawful deductions, that has remained unclaimed by the person appearing on the records of the utility entitled to the deposit for more than one year after the termination of the services for which the deposit or advance payment was made.
- Any sum which a utility has been ordered to refund and which was received for utility services rendered in this state, together with any interest on the refund, less any lawful deductions, that has remained unclaimed by the person appearing on the records of the utility entitled to the refund for more than one year after the date it became payable in accordance with the final determination or order providing for the refund.
The Unclaimed Property Report is compiled for the Treasurer of State per the requirement in the Iowa Code. The Unclaimed Property Report is compiled from the annual reports filed with the Iowa Utilities Board by the utility companies.