Iowa Electricity Generation

The graphs and charts below feature statistics on Iowa electricity generation and consumption. You can compare these graphs for Iowa with whichever states you choose using the maps below.

Also see electricity generation from renewable energy in Iowa.

Total Electricity Consumption in Iowa

Most economists link electricity consumption directly with economic growth. Analysts at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA) project that the U.S. gross domestic product will grow at an average annual rate of 2.9% per year through 2030. They also predict electricity consumption will grow over this same period at a rate of 0.8% per year.

For Iowa, looking at past consumption trends is one good indicator for projecting growth rates into the future.

Source: Energy consumption by state is taken from the DOE Energy Information Administration State Energy Consumption, Price, and Expenditure Estimates (SEDS database).

Total Electricity Consumption in Iowa

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Total Electricity Consumption

Electricity Consumption in Iowa by Sector

The portion of electricity consumed in the major energy consuming sectors can provide energy analysts an indication about where the greatest potential for savings lies.

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Source: EIA SEDS database.

Fuel Sources for Electric Power Generation

The fuel mix used by electric power companies to generate electricity points to the relative carbon intensity in the state electric power sector.

Source: Energy consumption by state is taken from the EIA SEDS database.

Electricity Generation from Fuel Sources in Iowa:

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Electricity Generation from Fuel Sources

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