This page was last updated: Wednesday August 25, 2021 @ 2:15 p.m.

Alliant Energy is not cycling air conditioners for customers in the Appliance Cycling Program.

The program is only activated on days forecast to be above 92 degrees in a given zone. On days when a cycling event is required, this page will be updated by 11:00 a.m.

The 2021 Appliance Cycling program 
started May 15 and will conclude for the year on September 15th. 

The cycling program is not used on weekends or holidays. 

Thank you for viewing the appliance cycling program status page.

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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