This page was last updated: Thursday, June 27, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

Alliant Energy's appliance cycling program will not be cycling in any zone today. Please check back daily when the temperature is above 90 degrees to see if the system is active. Thanks.

The cycling program is not used on weekends or holidays. 

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Here are the cycling events per zone for 2019. Times are always 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

      No events have taken place in 2019 yet.

See below for Iowa zones by town/zip code

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Frequently-asked questions

When does Alliant Energy cycle?
  • If the Southern Zone is forecasted to be 94 degrees or above (Burlington)
  • If the Central Zone is forecasted to be 92 degrees or above (Cedar Rapids)
  • If the Northern Zone is forecasted to be 92 degrees of above (Mason City)
  • If there is a system emergency
  • In high demand or peak alert periods
Where does Alliant Energy get its forecast?

From at 10:45 a.m. daily.

How long is a normal event?

Most events are typically from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST.) System emergencies may vary.

What if my central air conditioner does not seem to be working?
  • Check to see if any lights are on the switch
  • Check your fuses
What are the zones?
  • IPL Southern Zone (Burlington & Keokuk areas)
  • IPL Central Zone (Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Newton & Grinnell areas)
  • IPL Northern Zone (Mason City, Dubuque, Decorah & Oelwein areas)

See below for Iowa zones by town/zip code