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

The Iowa Energy Center was created by the Iowa General Assembly in 1990 to

  • strive to increase energy efficiency in all areas of Iowa energy use;
  • conduct and sponsor research on energy efficiency and conservation that will improve the environmental, social, and economic well-being of Iowans, minimize the environmental impact of existing energy production and consumption, and reduce the need to add new power plants;
  • serve as a model for state efforts to decrease reliance on imported fuels and to decrease reliance on energy production from nonrenewable, resource-depleting fuels;
  • conduct and sponsor research to develop alternative energy systems that are based upon renewable sources and that will reduce the negative environmental and economic impact of energy production systems;
  • assist Iowans in assessing technology related to energy efficiency and alternative energy production systems and 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; and
  • sponsor research grants and projects submitted on a competitive basis by Iowa colleges and universities and private nonprofit agencies and foundations.

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.

2015 Annual Report (PDF)

2014 Annual Report (PDF) 

2013 Annual Report (PDF)

2012 Annual Report (PDF)