Iowa Bulk Transmission Siting & Regulation(8-IA)
A bulk transmission developer may need to obtain an Electric Transmission Line Franchise from the Iowa Utilities Board to site and construct transmission lines in Iowa. Iowa – Iowa Code §§ 478 et seq., Electric Transmission Lines.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
Permitting at a Glance
|Transmission Siting:||Iowa does not have a state comprehensive siting process for transmission project development.|
|Transmission Siting Agency:||Iowa Utilities Board|
|Transmission Siting Threshold:||69 kV or greater I.C. § 478.1(3).|
|Preemptive Authority:||Iowa Utilities Board has safety and siting authority over transmission lines.|
|Public Utility Certificate Threshold:||Any person may need an Electric Transmission Line Franchise from the Iowa Utilities Board "to construct, erect, maintain, or operate a transmission line, wire, or cable of 69 kV or more.." Iowa – Iowa Code §§ 478 et seq., Electric Transmission Lines.|
|Processing Timeframe:||There is no statutorily defined timeframe for approval.|