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Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council Final Report

Date Last Updated8/5/2013
Policy TypeState Climate Change Plan
State/FederalIA
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeIowa Climate Change Advisory Council
Policy Initiation Date12/23/2008
Policy SummaryIn the 2008 Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council Final Report, policy recommendation CRE-11, Distributed Generation/Co-Generation, includes investment in small-scale distributed generation through incentives or subsidies and the prevention of barriers to both utility and customer investment. It also seeks to ensure access to the grid under uniform technical and contractual terms for interconnection, so that owners know in advance the requirements for parallel interconnection and manufacturers can design standard packages to meet technical requirements. The goal of CRE-11 is to deploy 7,500 MWh per year of new distributed renewable generation by 2010 and continuing each year thereafter; CHP using renewable fuels would be eligible. Policy recommendation CRE-12, Combined Heat and Power, addresses promoting CHP across Iowa by providing incentives for the development of CHP. Suggested incentives include tax credits, grants, zoning provisions, and offset credits for avoided emissions. Policy recommendation CRE-13, Pricing Strategies to Promote Renewable Energy and/or CHP, suggests creating pricing and metering strategies that will encourage customers to implement CHP and renewable energy, resulting in overall GHG emissions reductions. The goal of this recommendation is to achieve a 10% shift to renewable energy and/or CHP, as a percentage of retail sales.
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