Wind Industry presentation is April 26 in Iowa Falls
The public is invited to a free two-part presentation on the wind industry in Iowa at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. The event is hosted by Ellsworth Community College and Iowa Valley Continuing Education, and will be in the ECC Agriculture & Renewable Energy Center, 707 Ellsworth Ave., Iowa Falls. Pre-registration is required by Friday, April 13.
Presenter Thomas Wind, owner of Wind Utility Consulting of Jefferson, will discuss the wind industry in Iowa, both current and future. The first part of his program will cover wind industry jobs and the environmental impact of wind energy. The second part of the presentation will get into wind farms, use of wind at colleges and schools, the feasibility and benefits of wind energy locally, and the investment costs. It’s anticipated that the entire presentation will last about one hour, depending on questions from the audience.
The presenter specializes in small wind generation projects and the integration of large wind turbines into the utility grid system. A graduate of Iowa State University, he has provided consulting services for more than two dozen wind projects totaling 80 MW that are up and running today.
Pre-registrations for this free presentation can be completed by calling or emailing Deb Sabin at Iowa Valley Continuing Education in Iowa Falls at 641-648-8621 or Deb.Sabin@iavalley.edu. To facilitate registration, please refer to IVCE “Renewable Energy – Wind Turbines” course number AGR-3648-002.
The ECC Ag & Renewable Energy Center is located on the south side of Iowa Falls, on the west side of Highway 65 at ECC’s Hamilton Campus. It’s adjacent to the Ellsworth Equestrian Center.