U.S. Representative David Young Visits CIPCO Des Moines
DATE: October 19, 2015
CONTACT: Kerry Koonce
PHONE/EMAIL: (515) 362-7699, Kerry.firstname.lastname@example.org
DES MOINES – Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO), a generation and transmission utility serving Iowa’s rural electric cooperatives, hosted a visit by U.S. Representative David Young and his staff at the Des Moines facility.
Representative Young visited CIPCO to meet with member rural electric cooperatives, directors and staff to learn more about the rural utility industry in Iowa. CIPCO, Clarke Electric Cooperative, Consumers Energy, Farmers Electric Cooperative, Guthrie County Rural Electric Cooperative, Midland Power Cooperative and Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative provided Representative Young with an overview of the industry successes, challenges and opportunities. Discussions focused on the success of economic development endeavors, challenges with implementing the Clean Power Plan, and the changes taking place with energy generation.
“CIPCO was honored to host Congressman Young and showcase the utility industry along with our member cooperatives,” said CIPCO CEO Dennis Murdock. “It’s important for Iowa’s delegation to understand the critical impact rural electric cooperatives have on the success of a community.”
As the largest cooperative generation and transmission utility in Iowa, CIPCO maintains a balanced energy portfolio and ownership of electric generation assets. Currently, 60 percent of CIPCO’s energy portfolio comes from carbon-free resources including wind, nuclear and hydroelectric. CIPCO supplies all power requirements for its member cooperatives, and as their power provider, CIPCO is dedicated to delivering quality, safe and reliable service at the lowest possible cost.