Over 200 cooperative supporters, including representatives from Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative traveled to Des Moines Wednesday, March 14 to advocate for electric cooperatives. Cooperative representatives met for a briefing by Kevin Condon, Gov't Relations Director of IAEC, to receive updates on state and federal legislative issues. Your co-op representatives then traveled to the Capitol where they met with their area elected officials during a dessert social.
Cooperatives focused on the proposed Energy Omnibus Bill, discussing with legislators about regulatory parity and clarity in addition to maintaining fair and affordable rates. Co-ops also strongly support a utility's ability to recover fixed costs associated with providing safe, reliable service, ensuring that all co-op members pay equitably to use and maintain the electric grid. Many cooperatives developed booth displays sharing various ways Iowa's electric co-ops work to keep electricity safe, reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible for the member-owners they serve.