The Iowa Utilities Board is valued as the regulatory expert and solutions-oriented partner in electric, natural gas, and telecommunications issues.


The Iowa Utilities Board regulates utilities to ensure that reasonably priced, reliable, environmentally responsible, and safe utility services are available to all Iowans.

Regulated Industries

  • Electric
  • Natural Gas 
  • Telecommunications
  • Water
  • Sewer and Wastewater

Other Authorities

The Board’s jurisdiction also includes: certification of electric power generators (chapter 476A); safety and siting authority over electric transmission lines (chapter 478); safety and siting of intrastate natural gas pipelines (chapter 479); inspection of interstate natural gas pipelines on behalf of the Federal Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) (chapter 479A); and the siting of hazardous liquids pipelines (chapter 479B).

In addition to ratemaking and service regulation, the Board has the authority to resolve complaints, approve plans for energy efficiency programs, approve plans for recovery of costs to control emissions from generating facilities, oversee affiliate transactions, and review proposals for reorganization.

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