New report: More wind energy would provide substantial savings to Iowa consumers

News | 10/27/2016

shutterstock_103080278A recently released report says Iowa consumers, both corporate and residential, could see $12.6 billion in savings over 25 years by doubling current and planned wind production in the state. An October 18, 2016 article in the Des Moines Register states the report was released by the American Wind Energy Association following a recent panel discussion about wind benefits at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

In the article, Kathryn Kunert, a MidAmerican Energy vice president and Cultivation Corridor board member spoke on the benefits of wind energy in the state.

According to Kunert, wind “is an integral part of our energy portfolio that helps us keep energy prices stable and affordable over the long-term. Our rates today are the ninth lowest nationally — about 36 percent below the national average.”

The article goes on to say that pushing the amount of wind generation in Iowa to 20,000 megawatts would save industrial customers $825,000 over two decades and the average Iowa household $3,200 on its electric bills over 25 years.

To read the full article, click here: Des Moines Register