Our activities include communications and networking on issues of energy regulation and public policy. We accomplish this by using our website, newsletters, updates, and two statewide education and information gatherings each year. We also promote advocacy with decision makers and legislators on energy issues of importance to the industrial energy user.
Participation levels vary, based on the member’s desired level of activity. All regular members are welcome to participate in all meetings, discussions, and events. Members receive the newsletters, have special access to hidden website links on the homepage, www.iieg.org, and receive mailings and information on issues discussed at meetings. Each member entity is entitled to one vote at biannual meetings, which is cast by the entity’s representative. If you are an Associate Member, a member which uses energy and is not considered an industrial company, you do not vote. If you would like to take on extra responsibility, there are positions open on the Board of Executives.
Dues are determined based on an estimate of annual energy usage and are assigned on an honorary basis. Current dues are listed below.
IIEG hosts two meetings annually; a Spring Conference in April and a Fall Conference in late September/early October. Meetings regarding particular local or utility issues, training sessions, or invitations to meet with various policymakers are ad hoc through the year and made known to the members as matters develop. The key advantage to membership is the dissemination of regular information in the newsletter and particularly the plain language energy case summaries. This information is not provided by any other organization in the state of Iowa!
Our members vary widely in size and energy use. Some of the larger industrial company members include John Deere Corporation, Cargill Incorporated, Vermeer Corporation, and GELITA USA. Sioux City Compressed Steel Co., and Green Products to name just a couple, are some of the smaller industrial businesses. Associate members currently include Alliant Energy, MidAmerican Energy, Black Hills Energy, Kinect Energy Group, and ITC Midwest. For a complete list of members, please visit www.iieg.org.
Many of our members believe that networking is the most valuable feature of the Iowa Industrial Energy Group; meeting and getting to know other industrial business persons, learning about their challenges in the field, and problem solving. We encourage our members to communicate all year long, helping troubleshoot through their knowledge for other IIEG entities.
To join IIEG, or for more information, please contact:
6601 Westown Parkway, Suite 200
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Telephone: (515) 244-3500
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