Generation & Transmission
At CIPCO, we have a responsibility to provide competitively priced electricity to our member owners. We believe energy policy must be based on a balanced, common-sense approach that ensures consistent, maintained, adequate levels of electric power supply and a reliable transmission system to move the power to the members' distribution points. In this pursuit, CIPCO maintains a portfolio of generation resources which emphasize ownership of production assets supplemented by market purchases.
As a state-of-the-art energy provider, we are meeting our members’ needs with a diverse fuel mix of coal, nuclear, hydro, wind, natural gas, and oil energy resources. We continue to invest in new technology and renewable energy production. By purchasing renewable energy, CIPCO enables its member systems to offer green energy options. Through these types of programs, CIPCO supports Iowa's development of renewable energy resources. More than 95 percent of the power CIPCO provides to its members is generated in Iowa, and roughly 53 percent of our electricity is generated from carbon-free resources minimizing the impact to our environment.
CIPCO also purchases small amounts from Western Area Power Administration, a hydro-electric system and capacity and interchange energy from other utilities.
Tools such as the Power Requirements Study, utilized by CIPCO and the member cooperative systems, annually forecasts the future electric demand and energy needs based on the individual requirement of each member. CIPCO staff offer technical and quality assistance to continually enhance the distribution systems which deliver energy solutions to the end user.
CIPCO delivers power through the utilization of approximately 274 member substation operating the following CIPCO facilities as well as facilities under contract from others: 29 Transmission Substations
Central Iowa Power Cooperative • P.O. Box 2517 Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2517
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