Natural gas rates for Iowa customers of Alliant Energy adjusted in January 2013 as part of the base rate case filed in May 2012.
The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) approved the settlement Alliant Energy reached between the Iowa Office of Consumer Advocate (OCA) and the Iowa Consumers Coalition (ICC) in regards to its base rate case in November 2012.
The cost of gas makes up, on average, 60 to 70 percent of the average residential natural gas bill. This cost of gas is a dollar-for-dollar pass-through for customers, and is unaffected in this rate case outcome.
The cost for the gas itself is reflected in the Purchased Gas Adjustment (PGA). This adjustment is updated monthly in a tariff filing to the IUB. You can view a brief summary of this here.
Understanding Your Bill
If you have questions about how to read your Alliant Energy bill, visit our Understanding Your Bill page.
Cost Management Plan
Alliant Energy’s cost management plan is positively affecting bills through a line item titled, Cost Management Credit. This credit is expected to appear on customers’ bills through 2015. The credit will distribute $12 million a year to customers to offset the impact from the rate case.
Natural Gas Safety
If used and handled properly, natural gas is a safe and efficient source of energy. To make sure you know how to protect yourself, your family, and your community, visit our safety page.
Call Before You Dig
Digging from contractors, property owners, farmers, and others are the number one cause of damage to underground natural gas pipelines. Know what’s below! Call 811 two days before starting a digging project. The call is free and it