The Winneshiek Energy District, founded in 2010, is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to promoting stewardship and sustainability in Winneshiek County, Iowa.  The organization was founded by Andy and Paul Johnson as the pilot Energy District.

An Energy District is a locally-led organization that provides leadership for a clean renewable energy transition.  This model has since spread to neighboring counties. Click here to learn more about Energy Districts. 


100% Local Renewable Energy by 2050.


To make our Home Place Winneshiek a better place for our kids and for all life. Our work is built around the promotion and implementation of a sustainable energy society in all ways, shapes, and forms. As described in our organizational Articles of Incorporation:

The purpose of this corporation is:

  • To reduce the ecological and climate impacts of energy use within Winneshiek County, Iowa
  • To promote economic health and sustainable development in Winneshiek County through reducing energy costs and promoting local energy sources and related economic activity
  • To work towards a more sustainable society in Winneshiek County and it’s communities

Your Energy District is: