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Central Iowa Power Cooperative is a generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Des Moines with offices in Cedar Rapids, Creston and Wilton. CIPCO is the wholesale power supplier to Guthrie County REC, along with 12 other rural electric cooperatives and associations. They serve a population of nearly 300,000 Iowans and approximately 12,000 commercial and industrial accounts.
Iowa Area Development Group was organized by Iowa rural electric cooperatives and select municipal electric systems in 1985. IADG provides consultation and assistance services to attract businesses to rural Iowa, thereby enabling business growth, economic diversification and community vitality in their membership communities.
Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives provides services to the state’s rural electric and generation and transmission cooperatives. IAEC performs many vital functions in the areas of legislation, regulation, safety, communications, education, training, and employee benefits.
Iowa Economic Development Authority offers a variety of programs and services to individuals, communities and businesses to attract and grow business, employment and workforce in Iowa.
Iowa Energy Center supports economic development, environmental sustainability, and social well-being in Iowa through energy innovation, education, and entrepreneurship. The center provides Iowans with reliable, objective information on energy and efficiency options. They work progressively, producing dividends that support Iowa communities, businesses and individuals.
The Iowa Stray Voltage Guide outlines the steps farmers, electricians, utilities and their advisors can take to discover and resolve stray voltage concerns on livestock farms. When farmers and utilities work together, stray voltage concerns are more likely to be satisfactorily resolved.
The Iowa Utilities Board regulates certain electric, natural gas, telephone, and water utilities in Iowa to ensure that reasonably priced, reliable, environmentally responsible, and safe utility services are available to all Iowans.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is a national service organization dedicated to promoting, supporting and protecting the national interests of the more than 900 U.S. cooperative electric utilities and consumers they serve.
Questline gives manufacturers and processors fast, unlimited and confidential access to a team of technical and engineering experts designed to provide answers to questions about new technologies, energy efficiency, regulatory issues, recycling, supplier location assistance and marketing assistance. Service is provided at no charge to Guthrie County REC members.
Rural Electricity Resource Council is an nonprofit association that delivers information and technical assistance through educational materials, training courses, and direct technical assistance to members on the efficient use of energy, with an emphasis on rural applications.
Safe Electricity is a multi-media public awareness program of The Energy Education Council. This site provides information to consumers and compliments the safety education of utilities and educators. This website also hosts "Electric Universe" and "Electrical Safety World", all dedicated to promoting electrical safety and efficiency.
Touchstone Energy is a national alliance of 751 local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives in 46 states. They provide high standards of service to customers large and small, according to their four core values: Integrity, Accountability, Innovation and Commitment to Communities. Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives are the highest rated electric utility group in the nation.
The mission of the United States Department of Agriculture is to provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, best available science, and efficient management. The agency supports educational and demonstration programs and assists Iowans in assessing technology related to energy efficiency and alternative energy production systems.
owa Energy Center The Iowa Energy Center was created by the Iowa General Assembly in 1990. The center's mission focuses on four areasStrive to increase energy efficiency in all areas of Iowa's energy use.Conduct and sponsor research on energy efficiency, conservation and the development of alternate energy systems that are based upon renewable resources Support educational and demonstration programs and assist Iowans in assessing technology related to energy efficiency and alternative energy production systems. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) NRECA is the national service organization dedicated to representing the national interests of member-owned cooperative electric utilities and the members they serve. The association provides national leadership and member assistance through legislative representation before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch and representation in legal and regulatory proceedings affecting electric service and the environment. NRECA also offers education and training programs for cooperative directors, managers and employees; collaborative research to enhance cooperatives' use of technology; insurance, employee benefits and financial services; and technical advice and electrification assistance in developing countries around the world.Touchstone Energy Touchstone Energy is a national alliance of local, cooperatively-owned utilities providing high standards of service to customers, large and small, and their communities. More than 700 Touchstone Energy cooperatives in 46 states are delivering energy and energy solutions to more than 40 million members everyday.Rural Electricity Resource Council (RERC) The RERC is an association of nearly 200 electric companies, cooperatives and public power districts. Helping members serve their rural customers is RERC's primary goal. This is done through educational materials, training courses, and direct techinical assistance to membersQuestline Questline gives manufacturers and processors fast, unlimited and confidential access to a team of technical and engineering experts. This service is provided at no charge to customers of Guthrie County REC and is designed to provide answers to questions about new technologies, energy efficiency, regulatory issues, recycling, supplier location assistance and marketing assistanceUnited States Department of Agriculture (USDA) USDA's mission is to provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) The Iowa Utilities Board regulates certain electric, natural gas, telephone, and water utilities in Iowa. The most visible of the IUB's activities is the approval of rate levels and review of service quality.