BOONE, IA – (October 20, 2021) – Alliant Energy and Fareway Stores, Inc. announce a collaboration to install a 1-megawatt solar facility in the Boone Industrial Park on a six-acre site adjacent to Fareway’s campus in Boone, Iowa.
“For decades, Fareway has recognized the importance of conserving natural resources and reducing our carbon footprint,” said Fareway CEO Reynolds W. Cramer. “The partnership with Alliant Energy is another way we can make great strides in positively impacting our environment. We appreciate the opportunity to host this solar project and bring clean energy to the communities we serve.”
The newly announced solar facility accelerates Alliant Energy’s sustainability goals to eliminate all coal from their generation fleet by 2040 and achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity they generate by 2050.
“We are excited to partner with Fareway, and bring additional clean energy to our Iowa customers as part of our Clean Energy Blueprint,” said Terry Kouba, president of Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility. “We take great pride in delivering safe, clean, reliable and resilient energy to our customers. Partnering with companies like Fareway to develop solar projects is just another way we build stronger communities and keep our customers at the heart of everything we do.”
The solar facility will be located on undeveloped land Fareway owns on the western edge of their distribution center in the Boone Industrial Park. For decades, Fareway has implemented innovative sustainability methods to better serve its customers. The renewable energy project with Alliant Energy offers yet another way the company demonstrates its commitment to the environment.
Alliant Energy will oversee construction of the solar facility and will own, operate and maintain it. Alliant Energy anticipates the facility could be operational by the end of 2022. Project construction and timeline is contingent on survey results, permitting, regulatory changes and equipment supply.
“By providing these additional opportunities for partnerships in Iowa, we’re not only building local engagement, but also delivering clean energy solutions that have a direct benefit for our customers,” said Mason Adams, Alliant Energy’s Key Account Manager. “Our renewable programs in Iowa are increasing in popularity as customers seek renewable solutions that meet personal or business interests. We applaud Fareway for their leadership and collaboration on this project as it will provide a local renewable energy source, along with the environmental benefits for the community.”
The Alliant Energy® Customer Hosted Renewables Program enables customers with available land to host solar facilities and receive lease payments and renewable energy credits. It is part of Alliant Energy’s Clean Energy Vision to attain net-zero carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity it generates by 2050.
About Alliant Energy
Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDQ: LNT) provides regulated energy service to 970,000 electric and 420,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy’s mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company are Alliant Energy’s two public energy companies. Alliant Energy Corporation is a component of the Nasdaq CRD Sustainability Index, Bloomberg’s 2020 Gender-Equality Index, and the S&P 500. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Fareway Stores, Inc. is a growing Midwest grocery company currently operating 129 stores in a six-state region. Fareway’s mission is to provide the highest quality products, while treating customers like family, and valuing dedicated employees. Its stores are known for their unmatched, full-service meat departments, farm-fresh produce, and exceptional to-your-car customer service. Fareway is a family-owned business, recognized as a top 10 employer in Iowa, and has more than 12,000 total employees. Visit Fareway.com for more information or shop online by visiting Shop.Fareway.com.