American Wind Week Event

Governor Kim Reynolds joined American Wind Energy Association CEO Tom Kiernan and business leaders at the Iowa State Fair to sign a proclamation recognizing August 11-17 as American Wind Week in Iowa. Governor Reynolds’ proclamation represented a statewide effort to promote local investments in wind energy and highlight the significant economic benefits it brings to the state.   

The proclamation was supported by Power Up Iowa, a statewide coalition launched with the support of Governor Reynolds, elected officials, business leaders, and local advocates who support increased wind energy investment in Iowa. Leading up to the statewide proclamation, mayors across the state signed local proclamations recognizing American Wind Week in their respective communities, including Ames, Marshalltown, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Denison, Fort Dodge, Mason City, Sioux City, Waterloo, West Des Moines.  

The proclamation signing took place on “Power Up Iowa Wind Day” at the Iowa State Fair and in front of a full-scale 185 ft wind turbine blade from TPI Composites Inc., which manufacturers blades in Newton. The event was a success and left a memorable experience for fairgoers.  


  • Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds  
  • Tom Kiernan, CEO, American Wind Energy Association  
  • Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority  
  • Krista Tanner, Senior Vice President, ITC Holdings & President, ITC Midwest  
  • Kathryn Kunert, Vice President, Economic Connections and Integration, MidAmerican Energy Company  


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Presidential candidates signed the wind turbine blade
People signed up for the Power Up Iowa coalition
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