Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility has reached a settlement with customer groups related to its proposed New Wind Project. The project, if approved, will be up to 500 megawatts, significantly increasing the amount of economical, environmentally beneficial wind energy that Alliant Energy supplies to customers.
“The goal of this project is to bring additional low-cost, clean energy to our customers and the State of Iowa,” said Doug Kopp, president of Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility. “This settlement, which is the result of thoughtful discussions among the parties, is a significant step in achieving that goal.”
Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility is proposing to expand its Whispering Willow Wind Farm in Franklin County and is exploring opportunities to develop wind energy in other areas of the state. The company is pursuing the wind project now to maximize the value of renewable energy tax credits.
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.