Estimated Economic Impacts of Utility Scale Wind Power in Iowa

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This analysis examines the first 1 ,000 MW of wind energy deployment in Iowa and associated economic impacts. We find that this deployment supported 2,300 FTE jobs over the 1999-2008 period, and 270 ongoing, annual jobs to-date. It also supported nearly $290 million in gross economic activity for Iowa during the construction period and approximately $38 million per year during the operatingperiod.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages29
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A20-53187


  • economic activity
  • economic impacts
  • FTE
  • Iowa
  • JEDI
  • jobs
  • wind


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