Iowa Bulk Transmission Transmission & Interconnection(8-IA)
A bulk transmission developer may need to obtain an Electric Transmission Line Franchise from the Iowa Utilities Board to site and construct transmission lines in Iowa. Iowa – Iowa Code §§ 478 et seq., Electric Transmission Lines.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
Permitting at a Glance
|State or Preemptive Authority:||Iowa Utilities Board has safety and siting authority over transmission lines.|
|Transmission Siting Agency:||Iowa Utilities Board|
|Transmission Siting Process:||A developer must obtain an Electric Transmission Line Franchise to site and construct transmission lines in Iowa. Iowa – Iowa Code §§ 478 et seq., Electric Transmission Lines, Iowa Admin. Code § 199.11.|
|Transmission Siting Threshold:||69 kV or greater I.C. § 478.1(3).|
|Siting Act:||Iowa does not have state specific siting act.|
|Regulated Entity Definition:||Any person seeking "to construct, erect, maintain, or operate a transmission line, wire, or cable that is capable of operating at an electric voltage of sixty-nine kilovolts or more."Iowa – Iowa Code §§ 478 et seq., Electric Transmission Lines.|
|Public Utility Regulatory Authority Certification Transmission Threshold:||Iowa does not require other approval from the public utility commission for transmission projects.|
|Permit Processing Timeframe:||There is no statutorily defined timeframe for approval.|
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