More than 500 wind turbines are either currently in operation or proposed in our region.
Iowa has more wind power generation as a percentage of total power output than any other state. Iowa's wind output is 27.4%. We have a robust supply chain, which includes the manufacture of all major wind components.
Western Iowa Technical Comminty College (WIT) offers a Wind Energy Technician Program and nearby Iowa Lakes Community College offers a Wind Energy and Turbine Technology Program. The NCC Business and Industry Training Center offers courses in lean manufacturing, computer skills, quality assurance, and safety, plus "soft skills" training. EDF Renewable Energy is an independent power producer located in Cherokee County.