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Alternative Energy Law (AEL) (Iowa)
DSIRE/DtAdd 2000-01-01  +
DSIRE/LstUpdt December 3, 2012  +
EZFeed/Relevant Yes  +
Incentive/Active true  +
Incentive/ApplDsc Investor-Owned Utility  +
Incentive/Auth2Code IAC 199-15.11(1)  +
Incentive/Auth2Link  +
Incentive/Auth3Code Iowa Utilities Board Order, Docket No. AEP-07-1  +
Incentive/Auth3DtEnact 2007-11-21  +
Incentive/Auth3Link  +
Incentive/AuthCode Iowa Code § 476.41 et seq.  +
Incentive/AuthDtEnact 1983 (amended 1991, 2003)  +
Incentive/AuthLink  +
Incentive/ContAddr 1375 E. Court Avenue  +
Incentive/ContDept Iowa Utilities Board  +
Incentive/ContEmail  +
Incentive/ContName Janet McGurk  +
Incentive/ContPhone (515) 725-7301  +
Incentive/ContPlace Des Moines, Iowa  +
Incentive/ContWebsite  +
Incentive/ContZip 50319  +
Incentive/CrdtTrdg No  +
Incentive/DsireSyncDate 2011-04-30 15:39:54  +
Incentive/EnergyCat Renewable Energy Incentive Programs  +
Incentive/ImplSector State/Territory  +
Incentive/Name Alternative Energy Law (AEL)  +
Incentive/Std 105 MW of renewable generating capacity  +
Incentive/Summary Iowa requires its two investor-owned utili
Iowa requires its two investor-owned utilities (MidAmerican Energy and Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light) to own or to contract for a combined total of 105 megawatts (MW) of renewable generating capacity and associated energy production. Eligible resources include solar, wind, waste management, resource recovery, refuse-derived fuel, agricultural crops or residues, woodburning facilities, or small hydropower facilities. The Iowa Utilities Board has allocated the 105 MW between the two utilities based on each utility's percentage of their combined estimated Iowa retail peak demand in 1990. This breaks down to: <ul><li>MidAmerican Energy: 55.2 MW (52.57% of demand) <li>Alliant Energy Interstate Power and Light (IPL): 49.8 MW (47.43% of demand)</ul> '''Compliance and Renewable Energy Credits'''<br> The IUB issued an order in November 2007 (in Docket No. AEP-07-1) approving specific generating facilities designated by MidAmerican and IPL for satisfying the utilities’ 105-MW requirement. This order cleared the way for the utilities to participate in renewable energy credit (REC) trading programs by differentiating between renewable electricity production capacity used to comply with Iowa law and that which remains uncommitted. For the present, IPL is fulfilling its entire obligation with wind while MidAmerican is fulfilling its obligation with wind and a small amount of biogas capacity. In 2001, Iowa's governor established a secondary, voluntary goal of 1,000 MW of wind generating capacity by 2010. '''History'''<br> Originally, for incentive ratemaking purposes, the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) interpreted the 105 MW specified in the statute as "average capacity" based on kilowatt-hour output. As a result, the IUB's interpretation of the statute mandated the payment of incentive rates for 260 MW of renewable energy -- the nameplate capacity of 105 "average" MW. After the FERC overturned Iowa’s renewable incentive rate program in 1997, the IUB rescinded the "average capacity" rate making concept, which is no longer part of the IUB rules.
which is no longer part of the IUB rules.  +
Incentive/TechDsc Anaerobic Digestion + , Biomass + , Hydroelectric energy + , Landfill Gas + , Municipal Solid Waste + , Photovoltaics + , Solar Thermal Electric + , Wind +
Incentive/Type Renewables Portfolio Standard +
OpenEI/PageDescription Alternative Energy Law (AEL): energy incentive program.  +
OpenEI/PageKeyword Energy Incentives  + , Iowa  + , Renewables Portfolio Standard  +
Place Iowa: Energy Resources +
Categories Rules Regulations Policies Incentive Programs , Incentive with Contacts , Incentive with Authorities
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