Alliant Energy plans to add up to 1-gigawatt of solar generation in Wisconsin by the end of 2023

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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  • Wisconsin-based Alliant Energy has announced a plan to add 1 GW of solar power generation to its portfolio by 2023.
  • The company on Oct. 31 in its “Powering What’s Next Plan” said it would begin construction of its first “Community Solar” site in Fond du Lac County next year.
  • The utility said, “changing economics, customer sustainability goals and better renewable technology are driving the acceleration” of its solar power buildout.

Wisconsin — Alliant Energy announced its Powering What’s Next plan to accelerate the transition to cleaner energy for customers.

The plan highlights the company’s five key areas of focus in helping customers and communities participate in a more sustainable, technology-intensive energy future: clean energy; customer choice; smarter energy use; community involvement and conversions to cleaner fuels.

Customers and other stakeholders will be able to learn more about the approach through a new website at alliantenergy.com/poweringwhatsnext.

“We’re accelerating our transition to a clean energy future and putting renewable energy to work for our customers,” said John Larsen, Chairman, President, and CEO of Alliant Energy Corporation. “For more than 100 years, our mission has been to deliver safe, reliable and affordable energy services. Powering What’s Next is our purpose-driven approach to serving customers and strengthening communities, creating optimism for the future.”

The first milestone of the plan includes Alliant Energy’s announced expansion of its Wisconsin solar energy generation by up to 1,000 megawatts by the end of 2023. That’s enough to power approximately 260,000 homes. The company is considering projects located throughout its Wisconsin service area. Changing economics, customer sustainability goals and better renewable technology are driving the acceleration.

The company will locate its first Wisconsin Community Solar project in Fond du Lac County and break ground in 2020. “By building new solar energy resources, we are contributing to a brighter future for our customers and the communities we serve,” said David de Leon, President of Alliant Energy — Wisconsin. “We look forward to working with our employees and labor partners in the construction, operation and maintenance of our new clean energy investments.”

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