Midwest Wind Energy Center

The Midwest Wind Energy Center serves stakeholders in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Contact your resource center to learn more about wind resources, projects, and information in your area.

Focus areas: Outreach to the general public, decision-makers, and the energy industry regarding distributed wind and community wind. The Midwest Wind Energy Center offers a forum to share lessons learned among states with varying levels of wind energy experience and to facilitate new collaborations among states.

Photo of a wind turbine on a farm.

Wind Data by State

Graphic of states in region

Partner Organizations

The Midwest Wind Resource Center’s partner consultant completed a study of historical utility-scale data for the small community of Bloomfield, Iowa. The results were so compelling that Bloomfield’s municipal leaders adopted an energy plan that considers three renewable energy scenarios with varying generation levels. Bloomfield continued with the research necessary to make their energy plan a reality, and the plan now serves as a model energy plan in the Midwest.

A wind turbine in a field

The 193-turbine Rolling Hills Wind Farm is the largest wind project in Iowa. (Photo by Dennis Schroeder / NREL)