Wind Energy in Iowa
Find wind data and information in Iowa, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more.
Capacity and Generation
Installed Capacity 7,312 MW Source: American Wind Energy Association Market Report
Potential Capacity 279,569 MW Source: AWS Truepower, NREL
Annual Potential Generation
- 2015 1,060,331 GWh
- 2020 1,095,506 GWh
- 2030 1,145,720 GWh
- 2050 1,204,056 GWh
Policies & Incentives
21 local wind energy ordinances
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Iowa.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Iowa Offices and Organizations
Clean Energy Group is a leading national, nonprofit organization working on innovative policy, technology, and finance programs in the areas of clean energy and climate change. The group's projects concentrate on climate and clean energy issues at the state, national, and international levels and include stakeholders from governments and the private and nonprofit sectors. Clean Energy Group assists states to create and implement innovative practices and public funding programs for clean energy project deployment; creates networks of U.S. and international policy makers to address climate stabilization strategies; and advances effective distributed innovation theories, finance, and commercialization tools for new climate technologies.
The Environmental Law and Policy Center works with colleagues throughout the region to create new jobs and spur economic growth with wind power. The group's work includes expert policy analysis and testimony, as well as coordination with clean tech innovators, manufacturers, developers, and policymakers to identify new opportunities for wind power.
The Iowa Energy Office manages state, federal, and utility-funded programs and initiatives that provide energy-economic benefits for Iowa’s citizens, businesses, and organizations.
The Iowa Renewable Energy Association (I-Renew) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating Iowans about the appropriate use of renewable energy technologies. The group offers demonstrations of wind energy systems and tours of renewable energy sites in Iowa.
Wind on the Wires is a non-profit organization whose 40-plus members include wind and solar developers and manufacturers; non-profit environmental, public interest, and clean energy advocacy organizations; tribal representatives; farmer organizations; and other businesses that support renewable energy. Wind on the Wires creates new opportunities for renewables to participate in the energy marketplace, drives grid policy and transmission planning, and conducts broad education and outreach activities in the Midwest.