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Alliant Energy Power Wisconsin project completed in Monroe

Company invests over $1.5 million in Monroe Central Substation rebuild to boost reliability

Monroe, Wis. – February 19, 2014 – Alliant Energy has completed another Power Wisconsin Project. The project involved rebuilding the Monroe Central Substation, which will significantly improve the reliability of electric service for residents and businesses in Monroe. The Monroe Substation is on 14th Street in downtown Monroe.

Alliant Energy completely rebuilt the substation with new switchgear, circuits and transformer to allow it to accommodate a higher electric load. In addition, a new fence and riser were added to the substation site. The Monroe Central Substation rebuild was needed because of the age of the equipment. 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 over $1.5 million. 

“The Monroe Central 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 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 business and residential customers in Monroe and increase 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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