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Regulators OK Alliant plan to spend $925M on solar; state’s largest renewable energy investment
Wisconsin regulators have approved Alliant Energy’s plans to spend nearly $1 billion on new solar plants as part of the Madison-based utility’s plans to phase out coal-fired generators.
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Read more on madison.com
Capital Dynamics sheds 115 MW of Wisconsin solar to Alliant
Asset management group Capital Dynamics has wrapped up the sale of a 115-MW solar project portfolio in Wisconsin to utility Alliant Energy Corp.
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Read more on Renewables Now
Alliant to buy six solar projects as part of 1,000-MW solar buildout
Houston — Alliant Energy said Tuesday it will buy six solar projects from four developers that will have combined capacity of 675 MW and be located in rural Wisconsin …
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Read more at spglobal.com
More Solar Developments Shine a Light on Wisconsin’s Energy Future
GREEN BAY– Senator Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay), Chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy, released the following statement on Alliant Energy’s announcement of their intentions to build 675 megawatts (MW) of solar energy production …
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Read more at legis.wisconsin.gov
Alliant Energy announces six solar power projects
Alliant Energy announced plans to acquire and advance 675 megawatts of solar in mostly rural areas in six Wisconsin counties …
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Read more at Wisconsin Ag Connection
WI: Alliant Energy Announces $900M Plan, Bringing 1,200 Construction Jobs
Madison-based Alliant Energy is announcing a $900 million plan to add 675 megawatts of solar across six counties …
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Read more at tradeandindustrydev.com
Alliant Energy announces six solar power projects
Alliant Energy announced planned investments in six solar projects that would make the utility the largest producer of solar power in the state.
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Read more at newsedge.com
Savion sells solar projects to Alliant Energy
According to a news release, Wood County Solar Project and Richland County Solar Project are currently being developed by Savion…
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Read more at WAOW.com
Statement on Alliant Energy’s “Powering What’s Next” plan
Clean Wisconsin voiced support for Alliant Energy’s “Powering What’s Next” plan, which the utility announced on Thursday. A major component of this plan is for the utility…
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Read more at cleanwisconsin.org
Alliant Energy releases plan to accelerate clean energy transition
Alliant Energy recently announced its Powering What’s Next plan, which aims to accelerate the shift to cleaner energy for customers across its service…
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Read more at dailyenergyinsider.com
Alliant announces plan for 1 GW of Solar in Wisconsin
Wisconsin-based Alliant Energy has announced a plan to add 1 GW of solar power generation to its portfolio by 2023.
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Read more at powermag.com
With PSC Approval, Alliant Set to Become Wisconsin’s Premier Solar-Powered Utility
With the Commission’s ruling under its belt, Alliant has secured all the necessary permits to set in motion the first wave of a massive solar deployment across Wisconsin.
Aerial view of Alliant Energy solar field
Read more on Urban Milwaukee
Alliant Energy to retire Sheboygan coal generation facility, add six solar projects in Wisconsin
By the end of 2022, Alliant Energy intends to retire its coal-fired, Edgewater Generating Station in Sheboygan, Wis., and, as part of a plan to install 1,000 megawatts of solar by 2023 announced plans this week for six new solar projects amounting to 675 MW.
Read more at dailyenergyinsider.com
PSC approves Onion River, five other solar generating projects
A 150 megawatt solar generating project in Sheboygan County is still under review for construction, but it reached a major milestone on Thursday as the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin voted unanimously to allow Alliant Energy’s subsidiary, Wisconsin Power and Light Company, to acquire or construct, own, and operate a total of six solar generation facilities in Wisconsin.
Read more on WHBL.com
National Grid Renewables to sell solar project to Alliant Energy
National Grid Renewables, which includes the renewables development company formerly known as Geronimo Energy, has announced the sale of Springfield Solar in Dodge County, Wisconsin, US, to Alliant Energy.
Solar panels in the sun
Read more on Energy Global
Alliant plans to close coal-fired power plant in Lansing as it shifts to renewable generation
Alliant Energy will close its Lansing coal-fired power plant in northeast Iowa over the next two years as it shifts to more solar, wind and other renewable energy sources.
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Read more on the Des Moines Register
Alliant Energy’s plan adds solar, shuts down Lansing coal-fire power plant
Alliant Energy has unveiled what it calls its “Clean Energy Blueprint” for Iowa by moving toward more renewable sources of power — including solar, more battery storage, and changes at two coal-fired electric plants.
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Read more on Radio Iowa
Alliant Energy to retire Lansing coal plant, plans to expand solar power
Alliant Energy plans to close its coal plant in Lansing by 2022 and transition its Burlington plant from coal to natural gas by 2021 as part of the utility’s effort to transition to more renewable energy, the company announced Thursday.
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Read more on the The Gazette
Alliant to build 400 megawatts of solar in Iowa, retire Lansing coal plant
The Madison-based company said Thursday that its Iowa subsidiary will retire a 275-megawatt Lansing coal plant south of La Crosse on the Mississippi River by the end of 2022 and convert its 212-megawatt plant in Burlington to burn natural gas next year.
Iowa silhouette in green
Read more on the Wisconsin State Journal
Local solar boom part of larger trend; two new area sites announced
Alliant Energy said this week it plans to build two new solar farms, one west of Beloit and one north of Brodhead. They would start producing electricity by the end of 2023.
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Read more on GazetteXtra

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