The Biennial Energy Efficiency Report for all electric and gas members was filed with the Iowa Utilities Board on December 19, 2017. For a copy of the filing, click here. Individual reports and goals will be emailed out to members in the coming weeks.
IAMU’s nominating committee is currently looking for interested parties to fill an expected vacancy on the IAMU Board of Directors due to the incumbent reaching term limits. The term is open effective March 1, 2018.
All director positions on the IAMU Board are “at large,” but the committee considers a wide variety of criteria when evaluating potential candidates in an effort to maintain a balance of perspectives. In doing so, the committee will consider criteria including but not limited to: educational background, work experience, gender, race, utility location, type of utility represented, and size of community represented. The selected candidate will fill a three-year term from March 1, 2018 - February 28, 2021.
The committee is particularly interested in candidates that, after some time on the board, are willing to consider serving on the executive board, ultimately culminating in being president.
The board typically meets the second Thursday of the odd numbered months in Ankeny from 9 or 10 a.m. until 1 or 2 p.m. at the latest.
If interested please contact Executive Director Troy DeJoode by email at email@example.com.
The latest issue of IAMU Connection Magazine has been mailed and should be arriving soon, if you haven’t received it already. This issue contains various news and feature articles, many centered on the topic of security and preparedness. If you don’t receive your copy, contact Jen Cronin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In related news, IAMU is happy to announce that starting in 2018, we will be publishing our Connection magazine more frequently. We are increasing the number of issues from two to four. You can expect to receive issues in March, June, September, and December. Also, we are always looking for article ideas for the magazine so send any you may have to Jen Cronin at email@example.com.
Learn about the legislative issues impacting municipal utilities, have an opportunity to visit with legislators, become informed on a timely topic impacting managers, and get up to speed on the upcoming programming year at IAMU by attending the IAMU Legislative Forum and Annual Business Meeting.
IAMU will hold a legislative forum and reception on Wednesday, February 7, at the Iowa Hall of Pride in Downtown Des Moines. Then, the next morning – Thursday, February 8 – IAMU will hold its Annual Business Meeting, along with a timely, informative session on “Harassment & Discrimination – What Managers Need to Know” at the IAMU Office in Ankeny.
For more information about the event, click here.
To register for the event, click here.
Want to let IAMU members know about what your company has to offer them? IAMU’s quarterly magazine, IAMU Connection, provides the perfect advertising opportunity to reach IAMU members. IAMU publishes a 28-page, full-color magazine for its 755 utility members (water, wastewater, gas, electric, and broadband) four times each year (March, June, September, and December) to keep them updated on news and issues they need and want to know about.
Due to publishing changes for the upcoming year, IAMU has been able to lower our ad rates to make it more affordable than ever to get the word out about your products and services.
To learn more about ad sizes and rates, click here.
To reserve your ad space, click here. Fill out the form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Act Now – Before Rates Increase
Thank you to all of our 2017 Associate Members. We truly enjoyed working with you over the past 12 months. Just a reminder: The March 1 renewal date for Associate Membership is fast approaching.
IAMU will be offering a special incentive to associate members who use our online registration system to renew their memberships early.
The annual membership rate will increase starting February 1, so renew now and lock in last year’s rates. The rate will be increasing from $539 to $565.
Don’t wait. This offer ends Jan. 31, so take advantage of early registration discounts now!
If you are unsure of your organization’s sign-in information, please contact Josh Trout at 800.810.4268 or email@example.com.
Registration is now open for the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Course to be held at IAMU on January 24th & 25th.
This course will explain OSHA’s role in worker safety and health, jobsite hazard recognition, correction and prevention methods and how to read the OSHA standards. Participants will receive a completion card from the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA certifying successful completion of this OSHA 10-Hour course. 29 CFR 1926 CFR Book & course material furnished.
Who Should Attend:
This basic safety course is recommended for workers and supervisors, or those who have been given the task of developing and managing their employer’s safety program.
A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to attendees.
If you hire Contractors: Many cities also require their contractors to maintain a safety program to be eligible to work for them. The OSHA 10-Hour course will help those owners, managers, and employees develop a solid safety foundation at their company to hopefully avoid incidents while working for the city or utility. Hiring a contractor to perform work for the city/utility does not eliminate all liabilities to the city.
For more information, and to register click here.
Registration is now open for the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach Course to be held at IAMU on January 29th & 30th.
This course will explain OSHA’s role in worker safety and health, job-site hazard recognition, correction and prevention methods and how to read the OSHA standards. Participants will receive a completion card from the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA certifying successful completion of this OSHA 10-Hour course. 29 CFR 1910 CFR Book & course material furnished.
Who Should Attend
This basic safety course is recommended for workers and supervisors or those who have been given the task of developing and managing their employer’s safety program.
If you hire contractors: Many cities also require their contractors to maintain a safety program to be eligible to work for them. The OSHA 10-Hour course will help those owners, managers, and employees develop a solid safety foundation at their company to hopefully avoid incidents while working for the city or utility. Hiring a contractor to perform work for the city/utility does not eliminate all liabilities to the city.
For more information, and to register click here.
Greenfield Municipal Utilities and Central Iowa Power Cooperative Rewards Energy Efficiency Design of New Nodaway Valley Elementary
Greenfield Municipal Utilities and Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) today presented a check for $33,507 to Nodaway Valley School District for energy-efficient design and implementation at the new elementary school. The check represents the payback in incentives used to install energy efficient products and practices, and was presented to Nodaway Valley Superintendent Casey Berlau.
“In a rapidly changing energy market, implementing energy efficiency programs provide significant benefits and cost-savings,” indicated Scott Tonderum, GMU General Manager. “Additionally, geothermal provides an environmentally-friendly heating and cooling option for the benefit of the community.”
The elementary school building is heated and cooled with a highly-efficient 112-ton geothermal system. The kitchen includes energy-efficient equipment and LED lighting throughout. Project architect, Jerry Purdy, president and founder of Design Alliance, provided the school with energy analysis on three types of heating and cooling systems. School district leaders chose the geothermal system for its efficiency and reasonable payback period.
Jeremy Lang, director of the Iowa Geothermal Association, said modern geothermal systems are far and away the most superior method of saving energy when compared to “old school” boilers and a chiller/cooling tower.
“Geothermal can provide heating and cooling with or without burning fossil fuels, but while fossil fuel systems are limited to efficiencies under 100 percent, geothermal systems can achieve an efficiency range of 300 to 500 percent,” Lang said.
Greenfield Municipal Utilities and CIPCO offer energy-efficiency incentives for residential, commercial and agriculture projects that occur within their service territories.
About Greenfield Municipal Utilities
Greenfield Municipal Utilities, a member of SIMECA (Southern Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association), provides electricity and water to approximately 2,000 citizens in the city of Greenfield. They offer a full suite of incentives for commercial and residential energy efficient products. Visit www.gmu-ia.com for more information.
Central Iowa Power Cooperative is a member-owned, not-for-profit, generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative serving 13 rural electric cooperatives and associations, which includes SIMECA. As Iowa’s largest cooperative energy provider, CIPCO serves approximately 316,500 Iowans in 58 counties. For more information, visit www.cipco.net.