Vision and Mission

The Iowa Energy Center supports economic development, environmental sustainability, and social well-being in Iowa through energy innovation, education, and entrepreneurship. We provide Iowans with reliable, objective information on energy and efficiency options.

About The Iowa Energy Center

In 1990, the Iowa General Assembly founded the Iowa Energy Center on the following core tenets:

  • Strive to increase energy efficiency in all areas of Iowa’s energy use
  • Serve as a model for state efforts to decrease dependence on
    imported fuels and to decrease reliance on energy production from nonrenewable, resource-depleting fuels
  • Conduct and sponsor research on energy efficiency and conservation
  • Conduct and sponsor research to develop alternate energy systems that are based upon renewable resources
  • Assist Iowans in assessing technology related to energy efficiency and alternative energy production systems
  • Support educational and demonstration programs that encourage implementation of energy efficiency and alternative energy production systems
  • Develop a program to provide assistance to rural residents for energy efficiency efforts
  • Cooperate with the state board of education in developing a curriculum which promotes energy efficiency and conservation

The Iowa Energy Center was created by the Iowa General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Terry Branstad in 1990. (Section 266.39C of the Iowa Code)

Annual Report

The annual report demonstrates all the Iowa Energy Center does for Iowa through its four program areas; bioenergy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and education and outreach. The report includes the Energy Center’s ongoing progress and developments to better serve Iowans. Below you will find the most previous annual report, as well as reports from past years.

2014 Annual Report(PDF)

2013 Annual Report(PDF)

2012 Annual Report(PDF)