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Iowa Energy Center Board Agenda - April 2019


Location: IEDA, 200 E Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309 | Main Conference Room
Date: April 3, 2019, 9:00 a.m.


Board Members Stuart Anderson, Robert Berntsen, Nathan Young, Debi Durham, Geri Huser, Jennifer Johnson, Valerie Newhouse, Dan Nickey, Rick Olesen, Joel Schmidt, Timothy Whipple, Gul Kremer-Okudan


  1. Welcome & Introductions

    Timothy Whipple
    1. Roll Call

      Adrienne Ricehill
    2. Approval of January 9, 2019 Meeting Minutes

  2. Public Comment Period

    1. A public comment period will be held at this time and is limited to 10 minutes. If you are interested in offering a comment, please email the board administrator at Adrienne.Ricehill@IowaEDA.com in advance of the meeting and provide your name and the topic of your comment.

  3. AERLP Update

    Stephanie Weisenbach
  4. Grant Program

    Amber Buckingham
    1. Grant Program Update

    2. Grant Modification

      Amber Buckingham
      1. Autothermal Pyrolysis of Lignocellulose Wastes to Sugars and Other Biobased Products

  5. Grant Program Policies & Procedures

    Amber Buckingham
    1. Adopt Grant Program Policies and Procedures

  6. Fiscal Update

    Terry Roberson
  7. Iowa Energy Storage Projects

    Information (45 minutes)
    1. Iowa Energy Storage Action Plan

      Ryan Young - IEDA
    2. Fairfield / Maharishi Univ. Solar + Storage Project

      Troy Van Beek - Ideal Energy
    3. Smart Battery Pilot Program

      Pat Boyle - MiEnergy Cooperative
    4. Knoxville Battery Energy Storage System

      Adam Jablonski - MidAmerican Energy
  8. Other Business

    Timothy Whipple
    1. IEDA Updates

      Brian Selinger
    2. Next Board Meeting is July 18, 2019

  9. Adjournment

    Timothy Whipple

Please Note: The meeting will convene no earlier than stated above, but may begin later. Agenda items may be considered out of order at the discretion of the chair for each meeting. If you require accommodation to participate in this public meeting, call 515.348.6218 to make your request. Please notify us at least 48 hours in advance.

**The Iowa Energy Center Board may go into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code sections 21.5(1)a, 15.118, 22.7.3, 22.7.6 and 22.7.8 to review and discuss records IEDA is required to treat as confidential under Iowa law. This includes confidential business and financial information about applicants and industrial prospects with which the Authority is currently negotiating.