MidAmerican Energy and their allies in the legislature want to stop you from going solar.
The utility is attempting to monopolize the sun by squashing customer choice.
Iowa’s solar sector has grown as homeowners, businesses and farmers across the state have made private investments in solar in order to directly reduce their electricity bills with clean energy.
Now the company that claims a “100% Renewable Vision” is making it quite clear that they don’t want any more Iowans contributing to that goal.
House File 669 (formerly HSB 185) and Senate File 583 will undermine net metering, a policy that allows customers with solar to be compensated for the electricity they add to the grid. By imposing needlessly high fees and fixed charges, the utility wants to dissuade new solar customers by ruining the economics of customer-owned solar.
The monopoly utilities, which are guaranteed a profit, are trying to convince lawmakers that customer-generated energy is a burden. The truth is that distributed solar more than pays for the infrastructure necessary to support it with the high-value electricity it provides to the grid.
It is time to stand up for every Iowans’ right to contribute to Iowa’s clean energy future.
Contact your legislators today and ask that they oppose House File 669 and Senate File 583!
P.S. Speak to your legislator in person at an upcoming Town Hall meeting. See a schedule of upcoming forums.
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