Alliant Energy plans to build 1 GW of solar plants in Wisconsin
Post date: 06/11/2019 - 12:55
US-based utility Alliant Energy Corp 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.«
The first milestone of the plan includes Alliant Energy’s announced expansion of its Wisconsin solar energy generation by up to 1,000 MW by the end of 2023. The company is considering projects located throughout its Wisconsin service area. The company will locate its first Wisconsin Community Solar in Fond du Lac County and break ground in 2020.
Alliant Energy has created a Clean Energy Blueprint for its Wisconsin customers. This includes plans for modernizing the grid through technology enhancements. The company will begin studies in January 2020 to develop its Blueprint for Iowa.
The utility is now offering customers more options to rely solely on renewable energy. They can choose to have up to 100 percent of their energy supplied by renewable sources. Furthermore, they can participate in a customer-hosted, utility-owned solar panel program through roof leasing designed for medium-sized projects of about 200 kw. Moreover, the plan includes the option to interconnect private solar panels to the power grid.