march, 2019

tue19mar7:30 am8:30 amEnergy Breakfast: Net metering under threatLearn how HSB 185 would change the outlook for solar owners and installers in Iowa7:30 am - 8:30 am T-Bock's Underground, 206 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101 Event Organized By: Winneshiek Energy District Age Range:Adult,All agesCost:Free/Small Donation Registration Deadline (if applicable): Friday, March 15

Event Details

March’s Energy Breakfast, hosted by the Winneshiek Energy District, will present information on a recently proposed law that would threaten the continued growth of solar for Iowa’s two investor-owned utilities. The bill, HSB 185, was proposed by MidAmerican Energy and would instruct the Iowa Utilities Board to make changes to Iowa’s net-metering policy which allows solar owners fair compensation for energy sold back to utilities.

Johnson and Energy District staff will explore the effects that the bill -if passed- would have on solar in Iowa. Iowa currently has over 800 solar jobs statewide, according to a report by The Solar Foundation. The bill as proposed, would damper the growth the industry has seen in the past 5 years and may even threaten the economics of existing solar customers.

If time allows the presentation will also discuss Alliant Energy’s proposed 25% base rate increase and how customers can make their voices heard during the rate hearing process.

The Breakfast presentation begins at 7:30 am on Tuesday, March 19th at T-Bock’s Underground. Coffee and muffins by T-Bocks will be available for purchase. The presentation will last until 8:30 and will conclude with postcard writing.

The event is free and everyone is welcome to attend, please register at by Friday, March 15th.


  • Time

    (Tuesday) 7:30 am - 8:30 am


    T-Bock's Underground

    206 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101

    Registration Deadline (if applicable)

    Friday, March 15

  • Organizer

    Winneshiek Energy DistrictKristin Eggen 217.5 W Water Street