Iowa Utilities Board Considers Net Metering for IPL’s Large Customers
The Iowa Utilities Board has scheduled formal complaint proceedings on behalf of Dubuque-based Eagle Point Solar regarding a filing (Docket No. FCU-2015-009) by the solar photovoltaic system installer last June 26 that would expand the net metering rules of Interstate Power and Light (IPL) to comprise its Large General Service segment of customers.
With the complaint, Eagle Point Solar is asking the board to rule that Cedar Rapids-based Interstate Power and Light – a public utility that generates and distributes electricity and natural gas in Iowa and southern Minnesota – must file a revised alternate energy production (AEP) rate schedule that would allow AEP customers using the Large General Service (LGS) rate schedule to participate in net metering.
Eagle Point also asked the board to require IPL to eliminate the requirement for existing LGS customers to show 12 consecutive months of usage under 20,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) per month in order to qualify for a different rate schedule – instead allowing this election to be made with only one month of usage under 20,000 kWh.
Early last month, on February 3, the board issued an order denying IPL’s motion to dismiss. Now, the board has set a procedural schedule and a date for hearing in this matter, set for May 26, for the purpose of the presentation of testimony, cross-examination, and responding to questions by the Utilities Board.
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