1000 Friends of Iowa led legislators and industry influencers on a tour of solar energy operations through Urbandale, Clive, Waukee and West Des Moines on Wednesday as a fact-finding tour before the 2020 legislative session opens. 1000 Friends of Iowa announced the individuals who would tour, including Sen. Claire Celsi (West Des Moines), Rep. John […]

President and CEO, FUELIowa FUELIowa began in 1937 amid a battle between independent operators and the oil industry, starting with the name “Iowa Independent Oil Jobbers Association.” The organization has evolved over the decades and now represents a diverse membership of fuel distributors, cooperatives, convenience and grocery stores, refiners, biofuel producers, and other firms. President […]

Iowa utility regulators will allow retailers to sell energy for electric vehicle charging by quantity — a move some advocates say marks a win for the state’s budding electric vehicle infrastructure, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Last year, officials with the Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott requested that the utilities board allow energy to be […]

The Iowa Utilities Board is considering regulations around electric vehicle charging stations after Alliant Energy protested the Iowa 80 Truckstop’s plans to offer stations, reports the Midwest Energy News Network. Under the Iowa 80 Truckstop’s proposal, customers would be charged for each kilowatt hour put into a vehicle; Alliant Energy, the truckstop’s electric utility, claims […]

MidAmerican Energy is adding hundreds of smart sensors to electric lines in an effort to identify the source of power outages faster and send crews directly to the source, MidAmerican Energy announced on Wednesday. The devices, called remote fault indicators, attach to power lines and transmit outage and location details to MidAmerican Energy control room […]

Days after majority plant owner NextEra Energy and customer Alliant Energy announced the early closure of the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC), the plant’s largest minority owner said that despite concerns, it shared “guarded optimism” that the closure will be positive for the state, reports the Corridor Business Journal. Leaders of Central Iowa Power Co-op […]

American Power Systems Inc. will launch a new, lithium-ion power system at the international defense and security exhibition Eurosatory, to be held June 11-15 in Paris. APS equips armored vehicles with custom power systems for defense missions; the new power pack APS will launch provides 12 hours of electrical current for equipment like counter-IED jammers […]

Forest City-based Winnebago Industries announced the launch of an all-electric commercial vehicle platform, the Corridor Business Journal reported. Winnebago plans to develop an electric-powered chassis to use on 33- and 38-foot RVs in partnership with Motiv Power Systems Inc. The vehicles are suited for short range commercial uses, like mobile medical clinics, mobile classrooms and other […]