If there’s one thing that connects most of us in the summer, it’s the love of cool air conditioning. 

We hope every time you go to crank it up, you don’t worry whether you’ll have enough energy. If so, that means we’ve done our job.

Our employees are constantly upgrading the energy grid to make sure your home, your community and your workplace have reliable energy. During the summer, our planning gets tested as people use a lot of energy to keep cool.

One of the most notable investments we’re making is to upgrade our system to run at a higher voltage – this allows it to move more energy. It’s like taking county roads and turning them into highways.

To do this, we’re installing bigger and stronger equipment. We’re also putting more of our system underground, where possible.

We hope you don’t notice a difference and that every time you crank it up, we deliver.

Check out our summer events guide

Bike Riders

It’s summer, and there’s no better time to be an Iowan! We are proud to sponsor many summer events across our state, including the ones below. Find an event for you! 

Sponsored events are another way we use our Energy for Good! See more at alliantenergy.com.

Event Where When What Learn more
Ragbrai Bike Ride Various cities July 22-28 Join the great bike ride across our state! Communities along the route are ready to receive cyclists with great local food, street-market style shopping, and in Jefferson, a concert by Hairball. We'll be sponsoring events in cities along the route. ragbrai.com
Iowa State Fair Des Moines August 9-19 Come see prize-winning zucchinis and the butter cow! We've been sponsoring the Agriculture Building for over a decade. You're not an Iowan until you've been to the Fair. As they say, Nothing Compares. iowastatefair.org
Kids' Day at Kinnick Iowa City August 11 Watch the Hawkeyes practice, then get autographs from your favorite players! Don't miss the inflatables, face painting and other kid-friendly activities around the stadium. hawkeyesports.com
Cyclone Fan Fest Ames August 19 Meet coaches and student athletes at this free event. Munch on food truck fare as you watch live entertainment on the main stage. cyclones.com