The Iowa Energy Center is a public non-profit organization created by the Iowa General Assembly and signed into law in 1990, and is administered through Iowa State University. The Energy Center’s goal is to serve Iowans through reliable, objective tools, and information. Whether a homeowner, student, architect, researcher, engineer, building operation and manufacturing professional or business owner, we provide resources to serve their needs as energy consumers and innovators.
The Iowa Energy Center’s main office is located in Ames, Iowa. The Energy Center includes two facilities showcasing ground-breaking collaborative research, education and demonstration activities. The Energy Resource Station (ERS) at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, Iowa and the Biomass Energy Conversion (BECON) facility in Nevada, Iowa.