Responsibility highlights and achievements

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Our recent accomplishments


  • Completed our plan to add 1,150 megawatts of wind production – expanding our owned and operated regulated wind capacity to nearly 1,800 megawatts.
  • Initiated plans to add nearly 1,500 megawatts of solar in Iowa and Wisconsin by the end of 2023 plus 100 megawatts of energy storage in Iowa by the end of 2026.
  • Announced retirement of Columbia Energy Center, enabling Alliant Energy’s utility operations in Wisconsin to be coal-free by 2025.
  • Advanced our integrated grid initiatives to build smarter and more resilient energy infrastructure – with plans for future investments of $2.1 billion through 2024.
  • Announced a new goal to electrify 100% of our company-owned light-duty fleet vehicles by 2030.
  • Commenced a new initiative committing to donate and help plant more than one million trees – one tree for each of our utility customers – over then next decade.
  • Achieved our air emissions targets one-year early by reducing mercury 96%, sulfur dioxide 92% and nitrogen oxides 85% from 2005 levels.
  • Partnered to provide more than $8.7 million in community giving and 63,600 volunteer hours.

Read more in our latest Sustainability Stories

Sustainability awards and recognition

2021 Newsweek's America's Most Responsible Companies

2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI)

2021 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

2020 Edison Electric Institute Emergency Response Award

2020 West Riverside Energy Center EnvisionTM Platinum Recognition

2020 Green Master from The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council

2020 Tree Line USA award from the Arbor Day Foundation

2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

2020 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

2020 Power of 3 company (at least three women on board of directors) by Milwaukee Women Inc.

2020 Iowa-Illinois Safety Council Hazard Control Recognition Award

2020 Iowa-Illinois Safety Council President’s Award

2020 Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce “Elly” Environmental Leadership Award

2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

2019 Forbes Best Midsize Employer

2019 Top Utility in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine

2019 Iowa-Illinois Safety Council Hazard Control Recognition Award

2019 One Award Winner / The Optimizer category recognition by Calabrio

2019 Electric Power Research Institute Technology Transfer Award – Integrated Security Operations Center

2019 Electric Power Research Institute Technology Transfer Award – Climate-Related Science Planning

2019 Green Master from The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council

2019 Corporate Champion from The Women’s Forum of New York

2019 Tree Line USA award from the Arbor Day Foundation

2019 Upland Prairie wind site EnvisionTM Platinum Recognition

2019 English Farms wind site EnvisionTM Platinum Recognition

2019 West Riverside Energy Center Recycling Excellence Award from WI DNR

2019 Sustainable Transportation Champion from Wisconsin Clean Cities

2019 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation



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