Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities

Smart Grid Thermostat Project


The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) Smart Grid Thermostat project involves the deployment of advanced metering and customer systems for eight participating municipal utilities. The project aims to reduce peak demands and utility operating costs. The project deploys about 5,450 smart meters, 5,400 programmable communicating thermostats, and direct load control devices to: (1) allow customers to view and control their energy consumption at their convenience through a Web portal, and (2) allow the participating utilities to manage, measure, and verify targeted demand reductions during peak periods. 

Contact Information

Bob HaugExecutive DirectorIowa Association of Municipal

Recipient: Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (Smart Grid Thermostat Project)
HQ State: Iowa
NERC Region: MRO
Total Budget: $12,531,203
Federal Share: $5,000,000
Funding Program:
Project Type:
Targeted Benefits:
  • Reduced Electricity Costs for Customers
  • Deferred Investment in Generation and Distribution Capacity Expansion
  • Optimized Generator Operation
  • Reduced Truck Fleet Fuel Usage
  • Reduced Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Emissions