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
Source: AWS Truepower, NREL Annual Technology Baseline
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration's Open Data API, Electricity Net Generation.

Wind power potentials reflect the amount of wind power that is technologically possible to have installed in a given region. For more information, see the U.S. wind capacity and potential map and the Wind Vision Report.

Maps & Data

Wind Education & Training

Career training and projects at schools in Iowa.

Training Locations

Eastern Iowa Community College

Iowa Lakes Community College

University of Iowa

Iowa State University

Indian Hills Community College

Des Moines Area Community College

Vatterott College

Kirkwood Community College

Iowa Western Community College

Wind for Schools Project Locations

There are no Wind for Schools projects in Iowa.

Regional Resource Center

Regional Resource Centers (RRCs) help address the unique challenges and opportunities of wind energy in key regions of the United States.

The RRC for Iowa is Midwest Wind Energy Center.

Iowa Offices and Organizations

Clean Energy Group

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.

Environmental Law and Policy Center

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.

Iowa Energy Office

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.

Iowa Renewable Energy Association

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

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.