in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

The Iowa Stored Energy Park Agency (ISEPA) has chosen a reservoir west of Dallas Center in central Iowa (30 miles outside Des Moines) for a compressed air energy storage (CAES) facility, according to a statement released by the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU), the project’s primary supporter.

According to IAMU, the facility, called the Iowa Stored Energy Park (ISEP), will use air that has been stored underground to generate energy when it is needed by utilities. In addition, energy derived from wind power in Iowa will drive compressors that push the air underground. ISEP is expected to provide 268 MW of CAES generating power and use approximately 75 MW of wind power.

The U.S. Department of Energy and Sandia National Laboratories have provided $2.9 million in funding and technical support for the project.

"Construction is to be completed by May 2011, with commercial operation to begin about July of 2011," says John Bilsten, vice president of ISEPA and general manager of Algona Municipal Utilities.


Mortenson Construction_id2024

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Wind Energy Dominates New U.S. Power In October

Data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shows that wind power accounted for over two-thirds of the country's new electricity generating capacity in last month.


Are Fitch Ratings' Claims About Wind Farm Underperformance Unfounded?

A recent report from Fitch Ratings suggests that wind farms underperform due to an overestimation of wind resources, but AWS Truepower says the analysis misses the mark.


SunEdison Buying First Wind In $2.4 Billion Deal

Global solar company SunEdison and its yeildco have announced an agreement to buy the Boston-based developer, a major player in the U.S. wind industry.


U.S., China Reach Ambitious Climate Change Accord

The agreement between the global superpowers leans heavily on the deployment of renewable energy, such as wind and solar.


What The Midterm Elections Mean For The U.S. Wind Industry

Both chambers of Congress are now under Republican control for the first time since 2006. How will wind energy fare?

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Renewable NRG_id1934