Central Iowa Power Cooperative— http://www.cipco.net/
CIPCO is Eastern Iowa's wholesale power supplier. Based in Cedar Rapids, CIPCO has 13 member systems, including 12 electric cooperatives and 1 municipal cooperative association. CIPCO maintains 5 generating plants. They have a diverse generation fuel mix of coal, nuclear, hydro, wind, natural gas, and oil energy resources. CIPCO's transmission lines stretch across a service territory covering 300 miles diagonally across Iowa.
Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives— http://www.iowarec.org/
IAEC is the Des Moines-based service organization representing Iowa's rural electric cooperatives through legislative representation, safety programs, statewide disaster planning, electric rate studies, publications and more.
Iowa Geothermal Association— www.iowageothermal.org
IGA is an organization consisting of leaders and authorities on geothermal heating and cooling. The IGA is controlled by heat pump dealers/contractors and installers. Other members include manufacturers, distributors, electric utilities, engineers, architects, educators and researchers. The primary goal of the IGA is to promote and ensure quality geothermal heat pump installations by establishing industry standards and ensuring competent workmanship through continuing education. The IGA website provides a variety of heat pump information and contact information for IGA contractors, manufacturers, distributors, consultants, engineers and architects. The IGA was organized in 1992.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association— http://www.nreca.coop/
NRECA is the Washington, D.C.-based national service organization representing the 900 U.S. electric cooperatives.
Iowa Area Development Group— www.iadg.com
IADG offers a wide range of development services to help expand new employment opportunities in Iowa. IADG can provide assistance with: community data, research assistance, permitting assistance, financial packaging, and Iowa manufacturers.
Northwest Iowa Community College— http://www.nwicc.edu/
Northwest Iowa Community College offers a special Powerline program of study that provides well-trained line installers for the electrical service and construction companies of Iowa and surrounding states. These students receive both field instruction and practical theory in all phases of powerline installation and maintenance. The program requires two semesters and one summer term to complete and graduates receive a diploma.
Iowa One Call— http://www.iowaonecall.com/
This is a non-profit organization that maintains underground facility information and provides notification services to underground facility owners, operators, excavators and the general public throughout Iowa.
In many areas, homes are served by underground electric lines. If you’re digging near an underground cable and cut into a line, not only will you probably interrupt service to your home, but you could also receive a serious shock!
One call can start the process to ensure your project will be safely completed. Contact Iowa One Call toll free, 1-800-292-8989 for information to help you dig safely this fall.
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