Winneshiek County Conservation’s Lilly Jensen and Luther College professor Dawn Reding will discuss energy production’s effect on wildlife at the upcoming Winneshiek Energy District’s April Energy Breakfast. Presenters will look at the often overlooked circumstance of wildlife interaction with renewable and nonrenewable energy production. The program starts at 7:30 AM on April 19th at T-Bock’s Sports Bar and Grill. Jensen will provide an overview of ways that certain wildlife lives alongside
Home, farm and business owners gathered at Elkader’s Keystone Area Education Center on Saturday, March 18th for the Clayton County Energy District’s LED Lighting Workshop. Local vendors and contractors greeted attendees who gripped cookies and complementary coffee after during the 9:00am registration hour. Attendees soon migrated to the main presentation room where Clayton County Energy District’s board president Harry Blobaum welcomed the group. Winneshiek Energy District Energy Planner Joel Zook started
DECORAH – Twenty-eight people gathered for breakfast in T-Bock’s lower level on Tuesday, February 21st to learn from New Hampton’s Light Plant (NHMLP) from Manager Brian Quirk. The program is part of the monthly Energy Breakfast series put on by the Winneshiek Energy District. Quirk started by sharing a snapshot of the Light Plant’s service territory and energy production and later took questions from breakfast attendees. The plant’s yearly budget
The Clayton County Energy District (CCED) will host an LED Lighting Workshop for home, business and farm owners at the Keystone Area Education Center in Elkader on Saturday, March 18th. The workshop will kick off with a vendor fair followed by a LED lighting workshop where local experts will highlight the benefits of LED lighting fixtures, financial opportunities and energy efficiency programs that may ease the transition to LED upgrades
Over 60 individuals from over two dozen organizations and four states gathered at the Hotel Winneshiek in early December for the (first annual?) Iowa-Midwest Energy District Conference. The goal was to share experience with locally-owned clean energy and to strategize about how to grow the Energy District movement.
We had a great turnout at the The 2015 Farm Solar Workshop! With this level of interest we’ll likely be doing it again in the near future! (We even got great press — check out the articles from both the Cedar Rapids Gazette and Agrinews.) We covered installation options, tax incentives, payback times, and why efficiency should be part of a renewable installation. A group of experts including tax professionals, solar installers,