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.