Electricity Generation from Renewable Energy in Iowa

The graphs and charts below feature electricity production statistics for the following renewable energy resources in Iowa:

Per capita statistics allow comparison of these data with those from other states of different sizes.

The sources for these data include the following:

  • U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Information Administration State Energy Data System (SEDS) for total electricity generation data
  • DOE's 2010 Renewable Energy Data Book for renewable capacity and generation data.

Total Electricity Generation from Renewable Energy Resources in Iowa

The graph of total renewable power generation over time shows how fast the renewable power sector is growing.

Electricity Generation in Iowa from Renewable Energy Resources 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 1963551.139; 2003: 1872969.2; 2004: 2087312.2153; 2005: 2723502.38063; 2006: 3364065.16166; 2007: 3870121.29; 2008: 5070146.086; 2009: 8559765.735; 2010: 10308650.89; 2011: 11795120.621;
Iowa electricity generation from renewable energy resources in 2011
(million kWh)
11,795
Percent of U.S. renewable power generation 2.3%
State rank 8

Source: EIA publishes pre-report energy production from renewable energy resources by state on its Web page titled Renewable Energy Consumption and Electricity Preliminary 2006 Statistics.

Electricity Generation in Iowa from Hydroelectric Electricity

Electricity Generation in Iowa from Hydroelectric Electricity 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 946383.48; 2003: 788592.89; 2004: 945959; 2005: 959525.999; 2006: 909348; 2007: 962346; 2008: 819047; 2009: 971165; 2010: 948168; 2011: 925352;
Iowa electricity generation from hydroelectric in 2011
(million kWh)
925
Percent of U.S. generation from hydroelectric 0.30%
State rank 32

Electricity Generation in Iowa from Biomass

Electricity Generation in Iowa from Biomass 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 98332.899; 2003: 102405.97; 2004: 91401.6843; 2005: 116842.38163; 2006: 136896.16266; 2007: 151099.292; 2008: 167312.086; 2009: 168081.129; 2010: 190145.692; 2011: 160591.708;
Iowa electricity generation from biomass in 2011
(million kWh)
161
Percent of U.S. generation from biomass 0.25%
State rank 35

Electricity Generation in Iowa from Wind

Electricity Generation in Iowa from Wind 2002 – 2011

(million kWh)

2002: 918834.76; 2003: 981970.34; 2004: 1049951.531; 2005: 1647134; 2006: 2317820.999; 2007: 2756675.998; 2008: 4083787; 2009: 7420519.606; 2010: 9170337.198; 2011: 10709176.913;
Iowa electricity generation from wind in 2011
(million kWh)
10,709
Percent of U.S. generation from wind 8.91%
State rank 2