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Alliant Energy files for rate increase impacting 500,000 Iowans

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Alliant Energy has filed for a rate increase that would impact it's nearly 500,000 electric customers in the state. 

The increase would be due to a new generating system in Marshalltown as well as improvements to the power grid. 

On average customers will see an increase of $14 a month on their bills in 2018. 

By April 13, 2017 bills will increase around $9 a month. 
"Throughout the rest of the year we've got all those other credits and refunds so while one part goes up another part goes down and at the end of the day it's really close. In 2018 those credits and refunds will start to go away and we'll see more of the increase that we are proposing right now," says Justin Foss, an Alliant Energy Spokesperson. 

There will be several meetings open to the public to comment on the increase starting at the end of May. 

Here is the schedule for the public meetings:

May 23, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. 

Bridgeview Center Conference Room in Ottumwa. 

May 24, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Clarke High School Auditorium in Osceola. 

May 25, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. 

Muse-Norris Conference Center on the North Iowa Area Community College Campus in  Mason City. 

May 30, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Peosta Community Centre in Peosta. 

May 31, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Spencer Area Activity Center in Spencer. 

June 1, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. 

Iowa Hall on the Kirkwood Community College Campus in Cedar Rapids. 

June 6, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre on the Iowa Valley Community College Campus in Marshalltown. 

June 8, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

McAleer Hall at Holy Family Parish in Fort Madison. 

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