Appliance Cycling program status

This page was last updated: September 22, 2017@ 11:30 a.m.

The Appliance Cycling program for 2017 has ended as of September 15.

There is currently no cycling events taking place. Even with today's high temperatures, the residential program is over and will not be used. Thank you for checking the appliance cycling program status page.

Here are the cycling events per zone for 2017. Times are always 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

  • July 20, 2017 Southern zone
  • July 21, 2017 Southern and Central zone 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. due to storms

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