Invest in Independence!The Independence Light &
Power, Telecommunications utility was chartered with the mission of providing
the citizens of Independence with quality, dependable utility service. Coupled
with that mission was our drive to be independent of outside agencies and to
give our community ownership of our utility.
We are proud of our
history, and we are proud of where we are today. Independence Light &
Power, Telecommunications has grown to be the one you trust to keep your homes
lit and safe, to ensure that your workplace is powered, and now, to provide you
with quality telecommunications services.
We're always looking ahead to
the future and seeking better ways to serve you. You can rely upon Independence
Light & Power.
Board of Trustees
Brian Meyer Chairman, Board of
Trustees (319) 334-2944
Leon Bachman Secretary/Treasurer, Board of Trustees (319) 334-6531
Bergeson Trustee, Board of Trustees (319) 361-1796
Gerald Stelter Trustee,
Board of Trustees (319) 334-2858
Linda Dugan, Trustee, Board of Trustees (319) 440-5400
The phone number of the office is
Chuck Ward General Manager Click here to
Linda Kress Office Manager Click
here to email Linda
Kevin Sidles Lineshop Mgmnt.
Click here to email Kevin
Marty Diesburg Telecom Mgmnt. Click here to email
The phone number of the office is (319)
TelecommunicationsIn the year 2000, the
Independence Light & Power utility added telecommunications to our
services, including a locally owned cable television system and high-speed data
Independence Light & Power is moving ahead rapidly with
technological improvements and innovative ways to link our customers to the
ever-expanding world of telecommunications. We look forward to continuing our
growth and improvements and providing the citizens of the Independence area a
direct connection to the limitlessness information super-highway.
Independence Light and Power, Telecommunications, our electric
distribution team consists of 4 linemen and a line superintendent.
Our linemen maintain and install all of the overhead and underground
electrical lines and equipment in our service territory. Together
we have over 52 years of service to our community.
problems or concerns regarding electric lines or street lights in your area,
please send a detailed e-mail to Kevin
or call 332-0100.
Electric Distribution Team
Larry Johnson Lineman
Tim Tudor Lineman
Andrew Bird Lineman
Charles Conklin Lineman
Plant OperationsWe have ten diesel generators
with a total generating capacity of 23,250kw. This is more than enough capacity
to supply our customers needs. They range in vintage from 1949 to 2000 and are
all fully functional.
Having local generation has enabled us to purchase wholesale
power for the community at cheaper rates. Currently we are buying
wholesale power from Wisconsin Public Power Inc. That means
that our generators are on standby and are operated during times
of peak electrical usage or if we loose our interconnection
to the electrical grid. We have lost our connection several
times over the years due to storms or mechanical failures. In
some instances the community would have been without power for
several days. Fortunately we were able to restore power with
our generators within minutes.
We have made numerous upgrades to our facility over the
years to make it more reliable and efficient. We stand ready to serve the needs
of the community as it continues to grow.
MEET THE PLANT STAFF
(L-R) Jim, Duane, Craig, Tom and Ron
Admin / OfficeThe office team at Independence
Light and Power consists of 4 people and an office manager. The office is
responsible for customer service, billing and all of the accounting. In
addition to billing for our services of electric, cable, Internet and
telephone, we bill for water, sewer and garbage for the city.