Iowa Energy Plan seeking applicants for Working Groups


Iowa leads the nation in percentage of electricity generated by wind energy at 28.5 percent. (Tom Corser/Wikimedia)
Iowa leads the nation in percentage of electricity generated by wind energy at 28.5 percent. (Tom Corser/Wikimedia)
KC McGinnis | October 8, 2015

The Iowa Energy Plan, an initiative to assess current and future energy demand in the state, is now taking applications for Working Groups that can help review data and provide input on Iowa’s energy future.

The Iowa Energy Plan was kicked off earlier this week Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and Pella Corp. CEO Pat Meyer. The plan will help set state priorities in areas like biofuels, renewable energy, and energy policy using data collected by two consultants announced at the kickoff meeting, Inova Energy Group and Batelle Memorial Institute. As of 2014, Iowa was one of only 12 states to not have a state energy plan.

State energy plans collect data to create a state energy profile while analyzing market trends and predicting future challenges and opportunities. Working Groups are a way for these plans to collect input from people with energy expertise who are willing to participate in monthly working group calls and provide input on energy goals. To apply to be part of a Working Group, click here. Applications are due November 13, 2015.

The Iowa Energy Plan will also include a series of public forums, locations to be announced at a later date.

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