City Hall and all other City facilities are closed to the public as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The closures will be effective after 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and will continue through May 15, 2020. City staff will continue to report to their offices and serve the public. Residents are encouraged to conduct City business online or by contacting individual City departments directly. Residents who are unsure how to conduct their City business may contact the City’s customer service hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 515.239.5670.

Smart Energy

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Smart Energy is a suite of energy efficiency programs aimed at improving comfort, reducing electric bills, and contributing to the reliability of the Ames electric system. These programs keep electric rates low and benefit our environment. Programs focus on demand side energy management, utility load management, development of alternative energy resources, and education.

Find all electric rebates in the program links below. Call 515-239-5177 or email if you have energy questions.


For a limited time!

Ames Electric Services customers can take advantage of a rebate of up to $3,500 on a new electric vehicle, offered by the American Public Power Association and Nissan. Rebate available through March 31, 2020. Click here for more information.

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