Did you know that expanding wind energy can save Iowa consumers $12.6 billion over 25 years? In 2016, wind energy supported between 8,000 and 9,000 jobs in Iowa. Most people don’t realize the positive economic impact of wind energy, and that’s why the Iowa Wind Energy Association is hosting Wind Day On The Hill, a day of advocacy to showcase the positive impact of wind energy. Join us for this day of advocacy and help educate our state legislators on the importance of wind energy in Iowa.
Where: Iowa State Capitol
When: *12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
*With a special appearance from Governor Branstad from 3 – 3:30
This is your chance to get involved and let your state legislators know that wind energy matters. During Wind Day On The Hill, you will get a chance to speak with your elected officials and talk with professionals involved in the wind industry. Not sure how to advocate? IWEA will provide instructions and sample scripts. Everyone is welcome! Join us as an exhibitor, sponsor, or participant.
What are some benefits of wind energy in Iowa?
Wind energy creates jobs and economic development. Today, Iowa has nearly 4,000 wind turbines, generating over 6,900 megawatts, the equivalent of 1.8 million homes powered by wind. Plus, the wind turbine technician career was recently named the fastest growing job in the US, and it is expected to grow 100% over the next decade. One of the country’s largest training facilities for wind turbine technicians is right here in Iowa at Iowa Lakes Community College, giving Iowans an opportunity to be leaders in both wind energy education and job creation.