Digital Access

Digital Access
Access newtondailynews.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
News, sports, local and regional entertainment and more!

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
State

Regulator rejects Alliant request for smart meter charge

DES MOINES (AP) — An Iowa regulatory board won’t let Alliant Energy charge customers who decline to have smart meters used to track how much electricity they use.

The Iowa Utility Board voted Wednesday to allow Alliant customers to opt out of the smart meter program, and it rejected the utility’s request to charge a fee to customers who choose not to participate. The board noted Alliant already charges customers for meter reading in its current rates.

The board’s order would allow the company to seek a charge for those who opt out of the smart reader program as part of a rate request in the future.

Loading more