Iowa Utilities Board sets public meetings for Alliant Energy’s proposed electric, gas rate increases

Alliant Energy rate increases
The Alliant Energy tower in downtown Cedar Rapids. CREDIT RICHARD PRATT

The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) has scheduled four public consumer comment meetings for November 2023 regarding Alliant Energy’s proposed increase in Iowa electric and natural gas base delivery rates, including one meeting in Cedar Rapids.

The request for proposed rate increase was filed Aug. 3 with the IUB by Interstate Power & Light Company (IPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy. The formal application for rate increases is expected to be filed Sept. 29, according to the public docket for the case.

The public meetings will allow Alliant customers to express their views about the proposed general rate increases and comment on the overall quality of Alliant’s service. Three in-person meetings will be held in locations throughout Alliant’s Iowa service territory and one meeting will be virtual.

Representatives of Alliant, the IUB, and the Office of Consumer Advocate (OCA), a division of the Iowa Department of Justice, will be present at all meetings to hear public comments and answer questions. The OCA represents the general interests of customers in all IUB proceedings.

  • Cedar Rapids – 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, the Hotel at Kirkwood Main Ballroom, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids
  • Clear Lake – 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, Surf Ballroom, 460 North Shore Drive, Clear Lake
  • Creston – 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, Southwestern Community College Performing Arts Center, 1501 W. Townline St., Creston
  • Virtual – 6 p.m. Thursday, November 9. Details about participating online and at the customer comment meetings are available on the IUB’s website.

Persons with disabilities requiring assistive services or devices to observe or participate in a consumer comment meeting should contact the IUB at 515-725-7300 or at least five days in advance of the scheduled date to request appropriate arrangements.

All comments provided at the public meetings, or submitted in writing to the IUB, will become part of the permanent record in the rate case docket.

Written comments and objections can be submitted through the IUB’s online form, by email to, or by postal mail to the Iowa Utilities Board, Docket No. RPU-2023-0002, 1375 E. Court Ave., Des Moines, IA 50319-0069.

All publicly filed documents for this rate case are available for review in the IUB’s electronic filing system under Docket No. RPU-2023-0002.