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Alliant Energy Power Wisconsin project completed in Manawa

Company invests over $1.6 million in Manawa Substation rebuild to increase reliability

Manawa, Wis. – February 19, 2014 – Alliant Energy has completed another Power Wisconsin Project. The project involved rebuilding the Manawa Substation, which significantly improves the reliability of electric service for residents and businesses in Manawa and the surrounding area. The Manawa Substation is located on the northwestern edge of Manawa on Wolf Road.

Alliant Energy rebuilt the substation with an open air design and upgraded the transformer, and added new relays and breakers. The Manawa Substation rebuild was needed because electric load has grown significantly in the area and was 40 years old and needed upgrades. The new equipment on the substation will provide additional electric capacity and greater reliability. The company’s total investment in the Manawa Substation rebuild was over $1.6 million. 

“The Manawa Substation has performed well for many years but with the load growth in the area, it was time to upgrade the substation’s capabilities and equipment,” said Greg Ardrey, Alliant Energy’s Manager of Project Management - Substations. “Now that we have completed upgrading the substation, we expect it to support business and residential expansion and increase the power reliability and dependability for our customers in the Manawa area.”

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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