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Alliant Energy News - May 2013

For Iowa customers
Vol 17 Issue 5


Energy AssessmentEnergy Assessments – it just makes cents

If your home was built in 2002 or earlier and Alliant Energy provides your primary heat source, you may qualify for a free Home Energy Assessment.

If your home qualifies, we’ll send a certified energy expert to inspect your home. The assessor will identify ways for you to reduce your energy usage, give you estimates on how much the upgrades will cost, and tell you how much you can expect to save. The assessor may even install some energy saving measures on the spot at no cost.

It’s a simple and inexpensive way to make sure your home is doing its job saving you money. Customers are eligible to receive an energy assessment every five years.

And don’t forget – we have energy assessments for farms and businesses too!


Young girl doing dishesDial back your water heater

Save money and prevent injury

Dialing back the temperature gage on your water heater is not only about saving energy, but it could also prevent an injury in your home.

A child exposed to tap water at 140 degrees Fahrenheit for just three seconds can sustain a third-degree burn. This type of injury can require hospitalization and skin grafts.

Hot tap water scalds can be easily prevented by simply lowering the setting on your water heater thermostat between 110 - 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Anti-scald devices can also be installed in water faucets and shower heads.

In addition, for every 10 degrees you turn down your water heater, you save 3 - 5% on water heating costs.


Megan and Pete of PowerHouseHave you “liked” PowerHouse yet?

If you are on Facebook visit the PowerHouse Facebook page. We’ll answer your energy efficiency questions and provide DIY tips that will help improve the projects on your to-do list! In addition to Facebook, here's some additional PowerHouse resources: 



ThermometerPeak Alert Notice

When it gets really hot and everyone wants to keep cool, electricity demand reaches its peak. Hot, humid days create “peak demand season.” Alliant Energy initiated the Peak Alert System to help reduce the amount of electricity you use between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

When the temperature exceeds 97 degrees on one day, and is expected to rise above 97 degrees on the following day, Alliant Energy will issue a Peak Alert for the second day. We also will issue a Peak Alert Notice if the temperature is expected to be above 90 degrees after two consecutive days of temperatures above 97 degrees.

We’ll announce the Peak Alert Notice by radio, television, newspapers or personal contact. By reducing your electricity use during Peak Alerts, you are taking an active part in controlling power demand. If you have questions, give us a call at 1-800-ALLIANT (800-255-4268) or email us.


Air emission rates by fuel type

Air Emission ChartInterstate Power and Light Company (IPL), an Alliant Energy company, has met and exceeded Renewable Energy Standards through company-owned renewables, and purchase power agreements – primarily from wind generation. Therefore, we are able to sell Renewable Energy Credits on the national renewable energy market.

Data for the chart is based on the generation resources IPL owns and acquires to serve our customers in Iowa and Minnesota.

(a) Emission rates not available for biomass purchase power.

(b) EPA published emission rates available at epa.gov/cleanenergy


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