Chaired by Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, the Iowa Energy Plan was initiated to set state priorities and provide strategic guidance for Iowa’s energy future. The plan assesses current and future energy supply and demand, examines energy policies and programs and identifies emerging challenges and opportunities.
The Iowa Energy Plan is a culmination of a year-long process that consisted of soliciting statewide public input via working groups and community forums and meetings with representatives from state agencies and industry associations and organizations. The Iowa Energy Plan executive summary and full report can be accessed at www.iowaenergyplan.org.
There are several aspects that will directly or indirectly yield benefits of additional support or grow wind energy. They include encouraging sector-based workforce development and educational activities that build clear pathways to rewarding energy careers. Two objectives in particular include increasing utility-scale renewable energy generation in Iowa and support distributed renewable energy generation including wind, solar, and other clean energy resources in Iowa.
MWEC team and networking partners will be tracking and monitoring the activities and looking for opportunities to collaborate as more of the Iowa Energy Plan implementation strategies are discussed and carried out.