Representatives from East-Central Iowa REC were on hand Wednesday, March 28, in Des Moines when the Senate passed SF 2286, a bill that increases safety measures for electric cooperative member-consumers and employees when testing for stray voltage—a naturally occurring phenomenon caused by the operation of farm electrical systems and utility distribution systems.
According to Harry Ruth, CEO, “This legislation is a solutions-based approach to a real-world situation. We appreciate the support we received throughout the process from our elected officials.”
The measure was brought to the floor of the Senate on Iowa’s electric cooperatives’ annual REC Day on the Hill. In total, more than 250 electric cooperative directors and employees were at the capitol meeting with legislators to build support for legislation aimed at increasing electric cooperatives’ ability to deliver safe, affordable, reliable electricity to their member-consumers in an environmentally friendly manner.
To learn more about the legislation, please contact CEO Harry Ruth at 877-850-4343.