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Help Oelwein earn money with Alliant Energy’s Hometown Rewards program

OELWEIN, Iowa – 5/13/2014 – Earn money for Oelwein by saving energy at home and work. That is how Alliant Energy’s Hometown Rewards program works.

The program kicks off in Oelwein on Thursday, May 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Oelwein Community Plaza. There will be free food, live music, kids’ activities, and door prizes. Plus, there will be information to help community members get started saving energy to help the community meet its Hometown Rewards goals.

Hometown Rewards is a two-year program that will help the residents of Oelwein focus on energy efficiency and conservation, and at the same time rewards the community for reducing energy usage. If Oelwein is successful, Alliant Energy will reward the city with money to assist with an energy efficiency project that will benefit the community. 

One of the city’s goals is to save more than 4.1 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) in electricity and natural gas equivalent. That is equal to lowering annual electric bills for a typical family of four in Oelwein by $220.

“The first step towards saving energy as a community is to bring everyone together and rally as a community,” said Craig Clefisch, key account manager for Alliant Energy. “This Hometown Rewards opportunity will build on the strong community pride and provide a clear roadmap for success here in Oelwein.”

“The Oelwein Chamber & Area Development (OCAD) is very excited to be a part of this initiative with Alliant Energy. Alliant Energy is a huge supporter of local projects with OCAD, and this is one more way we can work together to make a difference in our community. The next two years will be very educational and exciting for all of us to see the changes and impact we can make,” said Deb Howard, Oelwein Chamber Coordinator.

More information about the program and upcoming events in Oelwein can be found at alliantenergy.com/oelwein.


Contact: Justin Foss, (319) 786-4788