Each year, Access Energy Cooperative contributes a portion of its gross revenues to the
Iowa Energy Center at Iowa State University and the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the University of Iowa.
The Iowa Energy Center helps to promote, develop and advance energy efficiency programs
and renewable energy research. In addition, the Center is available to answer questions on a variety of energy issues for the citizens of Iowa.
In 2017, Access Energy was assessed one-tenth of one percent of its gross operating revenue for electric for a total of $29,014. All Iowa electric and gas utilities are required by the state legislature to help fund the two centers.