Renewable Energy

#1 in Wind Energy

An Engine for Wind Generation

Iowa placed a strong focus on wind energy before it became trendy. It started with forward-thinking policy, was augmented by the state’s business-friendly approach and has succeeded due to an all-in, collective effort. Now, Iowa generates more electricity from wind than any other state and is a major reason why companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft have chosen Iowa for energy-intensive facilities. Iowa’s robust wind energy portfolio may provide the opportunity for companies, by working with Iowa’s utilities, to operate their facilities with a zero carbon footprint.

35%+

statewide electricity generation is from wind

EIA, 2016
$4.6

billion in additional wind capacity planned by the state's utilities

MidAmerican Energy, Alliant Energy
19.35%

lower industrial electricity rates than the national average

EIA, Oct. 2016

IOWA WIND ENERGY COMPONENT MANUFACTURERS, SUPPLY CHAIN COMPANIES & WIND FARMS

Source: AWEA, U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, 2018

#1

PERCENTAGE OF WIND IN OVERALL ELECTRICITY GENERATION

AWEA, 2016
Kansas #2
Texas #11
Nebraska #15
Illinois #20

IOWA'S WIND COMPANIES

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