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476.1B Applicability of authority---municipally owned utilities.

1. Unless otherwise specifically provided by statute, a municipally owned utility is not subject to regulation by the board under this chapter, except for regulatory action pertaining to:

a. Assessment of fees for the support of the division and the office of consumer advocate, as set forth in section 476.10.

b. Safety standards.

c. Assigned areas of service, as set forth in sections 476.22 through 476.26.

d. Enforcement of civil penalties pursuant to section 476.51.

e. Disconnection of service, as set forth in section 476.20.

f. Discrimination against users of renewable energy resources, as set forth in section 476.21.

g. Encouragement of alternate energy production facilities, as set forth in sections 476.41 through 476.45.

h. Enforcement of section 476.56.

i. Enforcement of section 476.66.

j. Enforcement of section 476.62.

k. Assessment of fees for the support of the Iowa energy center created in section 266.39C and the global warming center created by the state board of regents.

l. Filing energy efficiency plans and energy efficiency results with the board. The board may permit these utilities to file joint plans.

2. The board may waive all or part of the energy efficiency filing and review requirements for municipally owned utilities which demonstrate superior results with existing energy efficiency programs.

Section History: Recent form

86 Acts, ch 1162, § 1; 88 Acts, ch 1174, § 2; 88 Acts, ch 1175, § 2; 89 Acts, ch 297, § 10; 90 Acts, ch 1252, §20

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