The American Wind Energy Association says in a report released Thursday that Iowa has increased its percentage of in-state electricity that comes from wind turbines. The data, backed by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, is based on a 12-month rolling average through the end of August 2016.
The association says Iowa is now the first state to generate more than one-third of its electricity from wind energy.
Iowa generates power from more than 3,700 turbines. The state is ranked third nationally in the number of turbines.