Alliant Energy seeks new power generation for Wisconsin customers

The company is considering building or purchasing a power plant, converting a current one, or purchasing power from another source

Jun 3rd, 2014

Alliant Energy's Wisconsin utility issued a request for proposals (RFP) for energy and capacity for its customers. The generation resource is being requested to replace older and less efficient units, provide customers with stable power supply, and support economic growth. This is part of the company's strategy of providing more power from cleaner fuels and relying less on any single fuel.

Alliant Energy is the parent company of two public utility companies — Interstate Power and Light Co. (IPL) and Wisconsin Power and Light Co. (WPL) — and of Alliant Energy Resources (AER), the parent company of Alliant Energy's non-regulated operations.

The RFP is one component of Alliant Energy's evaluation process. The company is considering building or purchasing a power plant, converting a current one, or purchasing power from another source.

Alliant Energy Corp.'s Wisconsin utility unit, Wisconsin Power and Light Company, utilizes the trade name of Alliant Energy. The Wisconsin utility is based in Madison, Wis., and provides electric service to 460,000 customers and natural gas service to 182,000 customers in more than 600 communities across central and southern Wisconsin.

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