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Elizabeth S. Jacobs
Nick Wagner
Board Member
Sheila K. Tipton
Board Member

Regulation of Energy Utilities (Electric & Natural Gas)

The Energy Section works primarily on electricity and gas-related tariffs (outlining cost/terms of service), rate proceedings, service area boundaries, utility mergers and acquisitions, and regional and national planning issues. It advises the Board on matters pertaining to gas, electric, and the one investor-owned water utility subject to IUB regulation. The Energy Section works closely with other agencies and the IUB Customer Service, Policy Development, and Safety & Engineering Sections regarding customer service issues, permitting/planning, and state/federal safety requirements.

The Safety & Engineering Section is responsible for the regulation of gas and electric service providers and pipeline and electric transmission and distribution companies as it relates to safety, construction, and operation and maintenance of facilities. The responsibilities of this section include reviewing and processing all petitions for electric transmission line franchises under Iowa Code chapter 478 and for pipeline permits under Iowa Code chapters 479 and 479B, and conducting inspections of natural gas and electric utilities for compliance with safety standards. It also acts as an interstate agent for the federal Department of Transportation in pipeline safety matters.

Electric Only Natural Gas Only Electric and Natural Gas Safety & Engineering

Electric Reports

Electrical Service Area BoundariesYou are leaving the IUB web site

Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Iowa's Electric Profile

Wind-powered Electricity Generation in Iowa

Small Wind Innovation Zones

Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council

RPU-2013-0004: MidAmerican Energy Company's Request for an Electric Rate Increase

Natural Gas Reports

Competitive Natural Gas Providers


Energy Efficiency (general)

Energy Saving Tips

Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

Residential Past Due Accounts and Disconnection Data (Moratorium Report)

Customer Contribution Fund Report (FY 2013)

Double Leverage Presentation/Meeting

NOI-07-2: Inquiry into the Status of Energy Efficiency Programs in Iowa



Electric Franchise Informational Meeting Handout (PDF)

Pipeline - All Types

Instructions for County Inspectors - Pipeline Construction Projects (PDF)

Pipeline - LinksBy clicking on one of these links you will be leaving the IUB web site

Iowa One CallIowa One Call

Common Ground Iowa logoCommon Ground Iowa

Call 811Call 811

PIPAPipelines and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA)

National Pipeline Mapping SystemNational Pipeline Mapping System