A message from Pat Kampling, Chairman, President and CEO
Note: Performance data begins on page 26 of the report PDF.View the report in PDF formatA message from Pat Kampling
At Alliant Energy, our stewardship is nothing new. Investments in clean energy and the use of hydroelectric and wind generation have been central to our strategy for decades. Working with our customers to find efficiencies is common to the way we do business. Employee giving of time and talent is visible throughout the areas we live and work.
What is new and exciting are the creative ways our employees, customers and communities are pushing beyond traditional approaches to provide for a better tomorrow. This can be seen in the transformation of a retired landfill into a vibrant solar energy garden, or the restoration of milkweed habitat to save Monarch butterflies. The innovation is truly remarkable.
Creative collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute inspired our solar learning laboratory. This 1,300-solar-panel installation is located at our corporate campus in Madison, Wisconsin. Understanding how to optimize solar technology in our Midwest climate will help us provide more energy solutions for our customers. The project also includes a battery storage system and electric vehicle charging stations.
A fresh perspective led to the creation of our Alliant Energy Advisor. This online tool delivers energy-saving actions based on behavioral motivations. An individualized approach helps our customers overcome common barriers to pursuing energy efficiency. This effort proved so successful it was recognized by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. These are just a few of the achievements you will find in our report. I hope you enjoy learning about the many ways Alliant Energy is continuing our stewardship.
These accomplishments are only possible through the joint efforts of our company and those we serve – taking a new approach and going beyond the expected.
Patricia Leonard Kampling
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