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Iowa Energy Center Board - February 23, 2023


Location: IEDA, 1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200
Helmick Conference Room, Des Moines, Iowa
Or Via Teams Webinar
Date: February 23, 2023 - 1:00 p.m.


Board Members Troy DeJoode - Chair, Stuart Anderson – Vice Chair, Debi Durham, Jennifer Johnson, Geri Huser, Terry Kouba, Craig Just, Dan Nickey, Scott Stokes, Kelcey Brown and Matt Washburn


  1. The Iowa Energy Center Board may go into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code §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.

    1. Welcome & Introductions

      Troy DeJoode
      1. Roll Call

        Betty Hessing
      2. Approval of November 17, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes

    2. Fiscal Update

      Terry Roberson
    3. Competitive Grant Program

      Amber Buckingham
      1. Grant Program Update

      2. Grant Program Policies and Procedures

        Roll Call
      3. Grant Modification Requests

        1. 20-IEC-007

          Roll Call
        2. 20-IEC-017

          Roll Call
        3. 21-IEC-009

          Roll Call
    4. Loan Program

      Stephanie Weisenbach
      1. Loan Termination, Ryan Wangsness 20-AEL-009

        Roll Call
      2. Energy Infrastructure Revolving Loan Program Update

      3. EIRLP Loan Application Requests

        1. City of Hawarden

          Roll Call
        2. Red Lion Albia Schools Solar LLC

          Roll Call
        3. Red Lion Dallas Center Solar LLC

          Roll Call
        4. Red Lion Wapello Schools Solar LLC

          Roll Call
        5. Red Lion Creston Schools Solar LLC

          Roll Call
        6. Red Lion Knoxville Waterworks Solar LLC

          Roll Call
    5. Electric Network Disaster Mitigation for Utilities in Rural Communities – Grant Recipient Presentation

      Alice Alipour - Iowa State University
    6. Iowa Wastewater and Waste to Energy Research Program (IWWERP)

      Craig Just - University of Iowa
    7. Other Business

      Troy DeJoode
      1. Energy Office Updates

        Brian Selinger
      2. Quarterly Board Meetings in 2023:

        1. May 11, 2023

        2. August 10, 2023

        3. November 16, 2023

    8. 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 in advance of the meeting and provide your name and the topic of your comment.

    9. Adjournment

      Troy DeJoode

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 accommodations to participate in this public meeting, call 515-348-6197 or TTY at (toll free) 800-735-2942 to make your request. Please notify us as soon as possible in advance of meeting. Board agendas may be amended any time up to 24 hours before the meetings.