Lessons from Iowa (LFI) represents the lessons-learned from due diligence performed for and on the Iowa Stored Energy Park (ISEP) project. Among other things, Lessons found that a utility-scale, bulk electric energy storage facility coordinated with renewable energy resources and operating in the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) market can be cost-effective compared to conventional natural gas-fired electric generation alternatives.

Use this site to:

  • Download the Lessons from Iowa summary report.
  • Download any of the detailed reports supporting Lessons.
  • Contact LFI for questions about Lessons and for assistance in performing due diligence on your own storage project.


Lessons from Iowa Webinar
The February 9, 2012 Department of Energy (DOE) Lessons from Iowa webinar had a very big response, with 175 participants from the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan.  Download the webinar presentations HERE (zipped PDFs, 4mb).  Video summary versions of Bob Schulte’s presentation can be viewed at the Videos tab here on the site.