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#1 in Wind Energy

Iowa placed a strong focus on wind energy before it became trendy. It started with forward-thinking policy, was augmented by Iowa's business-friendly approach and has succeeded due to an all-in, collective effort. Now, Iowa generates more electricity from wind than any other state. It’s a major reason why companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft have chosen Iowa for energy-intensive facilities. Bottom line, if low-cost, reliable, renewable energy is important to your company—Iowa is the location for your next expansion.

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35%+

statewide electricity generation is from wind

EIA, 2016
$4.6

billion in additional wind capacity planned by the state's utilities

MidAmerican Energy, Alliant Energy
19.35%

lower industrial electricity rates than the national average

EIA, Oct. 2016
#1

PERCENTAGE OF WIND IN OVERALL ELECTRICITY GENERATION

AWEA, 2016
#1
Kansas #2
Texas #11
Nebraska #15
Illinois #20

Iowa has programs that support employers who locate, expand or modernize facilities in the state.

Iowa's Wind Companies

Acciona
Anemometry
Availon
Nextera Energy
Siemens
TPI
Trinity

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