This page was last updated: Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.

The forecast for the week of July 22 looks mild and comfortable. There are no planned cycling events so far for this week.

The cycling program is not used on weekends or holidays. 

Thank you for checking the appliance cycling program status page.

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

     July 18, 2019 1 pm - 7 pm   Central and South zones
    July 19, 2019  1 pm - 7 pm All zones, North, Central & South

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