Wind Energy in Iowa
Find wind data and information in Iowa, including maps, capacity, ordinances, and more in these areas:
Capacity & Generation
Installed Capacity 12,428 MW Source: American Clean Power Association
MW Under Construction 437 MW Source: American Clean Power Association
Based on EIA data from 2021
U.S. Wind Turbine Database
The United States Wind Turbine Database (USWTDB) provides the locations of land-based and offshore wind turbines in the United States, corresponding wind project information, and turbine technical specifications. The creation of this database was jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Wind Energy Technologies Office via the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Electricity Markets and Policy Group, the U.S. Geological Survey Energy Resources Program, and the American Wind Energy Association.
Wind Education & Training
Career training and projects at schools in Iowa.
Wind for Schools Project Locations
Policies & Incentives
22 local wind energy ordinances
View current Iowa renewable energy incentives on the DSIRE website.
Renewable Portfolio Standard
IA Cities with 100% Renewable Energy Commitments
There are no cities with 100% renewable energy commitments in Iowa.
WETO R&D Projects
To view a list of wind research and development projects in Iowa funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office, visit the Wind R&D Projects Map and select Iowa from the dropdown menu.
Wind Turbine Component Manufacturers
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Wind Prospector tool is a web-based Geographical Information System that supports resource assessment and data exploration for wind development. Wind Prospector includes a data layer dedicated to the locations of U.S. wind turbine and component manufacturing and supply chain facilities. Corporate headquarters, service facilities, material suppliers, R&D and logistics centers, and smaller component manufacturers (e.g., bolt manufacturers) are not included. The list of facilities included is not intended to be exhaustive.
Iowa Offices & Organizations
The Advanced Power Alliance is the industry trade association created to promote the development of the wind energy resource as a clean, reliable, affordable, and infinite source of power. The Advanced Power Alliance is the wind energy industry’s voice within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) systems, including portions of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. The organization works to expand transmission capacity, increase wind power use within the region, and facilitate wind power export.
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.
Clean Grid Alliance is a non-profit organization whose 40-plus members include wind and solar developers and manufacturers; non-profit environmental, public interest, and clean energy organizations; tribal representatives; farmer organizations; and other businesses that support renewable energy in the Midwest.
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.
Through education and coalition-building, the Iowa Environmental Council works with diverse stakeholders to fully realize Iowa’s wind energy potential.
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.
The Iowa Wind Energy Association is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit corporation that supports the growth of the wind industry in Iowa.