Following the release of IWEA’s May wind report Iowa’s Wind Potential for Addressing 111(d) Goals, Dave Swenson, and associate scientist in the Department of Economics at Iowa State University, conducted an economic impact analysis of the wind energy scenarios. Economic Impacts of Wind Energy Development in Iowa: Four Scenarios includes the job creation, economic output, [...]
Iowa is a national leader in wind energy, producing the highest percentage of electricity by wind of any state. Iowa generated 28.5 percent of its electricity from wind energy with 5,688 megawatts (MW) of installed wind by the end of 2014.1 By the end of 2015, Iowa is expected to have over 6,300 MW of [...]
The primary aim of this study is to evaluate the potential for tapping Iowa’s wind resource to reduce CO2emissions from electric power plants, not only in Iowa but regionally.
As a national wind energy leader, Iowa is on track to achieve its proposed carbon reduction goal in the Clean Power Plan, and is also well-positioned to help other states meet their reduction goals. Iowa can build and sell wind energy, infrastructure and services to other states, which means increased economic development and job opportunities [...]
On Monday, March 10th, the US Department of Energy (DOE) in cooperation with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced that a collaborative grant application submitted by the Iowa Wind Energy Association (IWEA), Windustry, and Wind Utility Consulting with sponsorship from the Iowa Energy Center had been accepted to develop a Midwest & Prairie Regional [...]
The US Geological Survey recently released an interactive map of all 47,000 utility scale wind turbines in the US and profiles the top 5 states including Iowa. This interactive map allows the user to zoom in literally to an individual turbine and see some of the specific data about that individual turbine...a really powerful tool! [...]
On a bipartisan unanimous vote, the Iowa State Senate gave its approval to a resolution calling on the federal government to extend the federal production tax credit for wind energy production. Copies of the bipartisan resolution will now be sent to each member of the state's congressional delegation and the President.