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Alliant Energy Power Wisconsin project completed near Sun Prairie

Company invests nearly $1.6 million in Token Creek Substation rebuild to boost reliability

Sun Prairie/DeForest, Wis. – February 19, 2014 – Alliant Energy has completed another Power Wisconsin Project. The project involved rebuilding the Token Creek Substation, which will significantly improve the reliability of electric service for residents and businesses in the Sun Prairie and DeForest area. The Token Creek Substation is located along Steven Drive, just to the west of the intersection of Highway 19 and Portage Road.

Alliant Energy completely rebuilt the substation with new switchgear, circuits and transformer to allow it to accommodate a higher electric load. The Token Creek Substation rebuild was needed because of the age of the equipment and because of growing electric load growth in the area. The new equipment will boost the capacity, increase reliability and add to the useful life of the substation. The company’s total investment in the substation rebuild was nearly $1.6 million. 

“The Token Creek Substation has performed well for many years but it was reaching the end of its useful life and needed modernization to meet the electric load growth in the area,” said Greg Ardrey, Alliant Energy’s Manager of Project Management - Substations. “Now that we have completed upgrading the substation, we expect it to better serve customers in Token Creek area while also increasing the power reliability and dependability for our distribution network.”

Alliant Energy’s 2014 Power Wisconsin Plan includes approximately $74 million of planned investments this year in upgrading overhead and underground electric lines, electric substations and natural gas infrastructure. Power Wisconsin’s goal is to improve system reliability, reduce outages, and provide more reliable power to Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin customers.

 

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