Six public forums planned for Iowa Energy Plan

(Don Graham / Flickr)
(Don Graham / Flickr)
KC McGinnis | March 24, 2015

As part of developing the Iowa Energy Plan, the State of Iowa will hold six public forums in late March and early April to review data and discuss next steps.

Although Iowa leads the nation in wind energy produced per capita, it is one of only ten states that does not have its own state energy plan. State energy plans collect data to create a state energy profile while analyzing market trends and predicting future challenges and opportunities. Iowa’s plan, being developed by the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Department of Transportation, will address the four categories of Economic Development and Energy Careers, Iowa’s Energy Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Energy Efficiency and Conservation.

The upcoming forums will be open to the public and will include one-on-one and group discussions with development teams. Each forum will also include an informational presentation.

Ames – Tuesday, March 29
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Iowa State University (Iowa State Center)
Scheman Building, Room 204
1805 Center Drive, Ames, IA 50011

Storm Lake – Wednesday, March 30
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Buena Vista University, Dows Conference Center
610 W 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588

Council Bluffs – Thursday, March 31
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Iowa Western Community College
Looft Hall Conference Center. Room 006
2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Ottumwa – Tuesday, April 12
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Indian Hills Community College, The Formal Lounge (Building C)
525 Grandview Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501

Cedar Rapids/Marion – Wednesday, April 13
6:00 to 8:00 pm
Kirkwood Community College Training and Outreach Center
3375 Armar Dr., Marion, IA 52302

Dubuque – Thursday, April 14
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Northeast Iowa Community College – Conference Center 1 and 4
700 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001

The Iowa Energy Plan is tentatively scheduled to be completed by November 2016.

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