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About

Welcome to the Iowa Energy Center

The Iowa Energy Center was created by the Iowa General Assembly and signed into law in 1990, and is administered through Iowa State University. The Energy Center’s goal is to serve Iowans through reliable, objective tools, and information. Whether you are a homeowner, student, architect, researcher, engineer, building operation and manufacturing professional or business owner, we provide resources to serve your needs as energy consumers and innovators.

How can we help?

Interested in workshop and trainings? New to renewable energy and energy efficiency? Visit the Learning Institute section of our website for information related to your needs as an energy user in Iowa. The Learning Institute provides information and tools for homeowners, grant seekers, individuals or companies in industrial and commercial fields, engineers, those in the agricultural sector, and Iowans interested in K-12 education opportunities.

In addition to providing information and education, the Iowa Energy Center supports renewable energy and energy efficiency projects for Iowans through our competitive grant, scholarship, and loan programs.

Our Leadership

The Iowa Energy Center director is appointed by the president of Iowa State University. The director reports to the Office of the Vice President for Research. The director and staff are employees of Iowa State University.

The Energy Center’s Advisory Council assists in fulfilling the center’s mission by providing advice to the director regarding budgets, planning, and policies.

Our Location

The Iowa Energy Center’s main office is located in Ames, Iowa. The Energy Center includes two facilities showcasing ground-breaking collaborative research, education and demonstration activities. The Energy Resource Station (ERS) at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa and the Biomass Energy Conversion (BECON) facility in Nevada, Iowa.