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Report: Iowa has the most reliable electrical grid

February 28, 2017

Report: Iowa has the most reliable electrical grid

Not only does Iowa generate more electricity from wind than any other U.S. state, it also has the most reliable electrical grid of any state, according to U.S. News and World Report. This reliability is why companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft have chosen Iowa for their data centers.

Check out this graph from U.S. News and World Report’s 2017 “Best States” rankings Iowa's favorable ranking in terms of power outage per year vs. the U.S. average:

Here’s a graph showing how Iowa ranks versus its neighboring states:

In addition to sustainable and reliable electricity, Iowa has affordable electricity. According to Oct. 2016 U.S. Energy Information Administration data, Iowa’s industrial electricity rates are more than 19 percent below the national average.  To read more, visit our page on sustainable energy in Iowa.



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