Alliant's plan, which will be available as of 1 April, will help save customers $180 million over 5 years will be followed by a reduction in energy efficiency charges starting with June bills. Alliant's total efficiency budget under the plan is approximately $126.6 million for electric energy efficiency programs, $16.2 million for natural gas efficiency. add $94.8 million for demand response programs.
The IUB permitted Alliant to alter the incentives it provides for large commercial and industrial peak reduction, including reducing a monthly credit, but rejected a proposal to increase penalties for program participants who do not reduce demand. (Source: Iowa Utilities Board, Alliant, Utility Dive, 28 Mar., 2019) Contact: Iowa Utilities Board, (515) 725-7300, https://iub.iowa.gov; Alliant Energy Corp., www.alliantenergy.com
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In 2017-18 the Waupun School District initiated a $36 million energy efficiency and conservation-focused renovation of the district's school facilities.
About that time the district applied for energy improvement incentive grants of nearly $90,000 for additional projects.
(Source: Wisconsin News, 22 Mar., 2019)Contact:
Wisconsin Focus on Energy, (800) 762-7077, www.wisconsinisin.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-K2m2Yad4QIVQuDICh3VeQBLEAAYASAAEgL5wPD_BwE; WPPI Energy, (608) 834-4500, www.wppienergy.org; Waupun Utilities, www.waupunutilities.com
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These actions will enable Alliant Energy to exceed carbon reduction goals pledged originally by the U.S. under the voluntary Paris Accord. which calls for cutting carbon 32 pct below 2005 levels by 2030, Alliant Energy's plans enable a 40 percent reduction by that time.
(Source: Alliant Energy Corporation, PR, 2 Aug., 2018) Contact: Alliant Energy Corp., www.alliantenergy.com
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The project is in keeping with Alliant's plan to add 1 GW of new wind capacity for its Iowa customers by the end of 2020. Richland is the fifth and final project in that plan which is expected to come in at approximately $1.8 billion. (Source: Invenergy, Renewables, 17 July, 2018) Contact: Invenergy, www.invenergyllc.com
Alliant Energy, www.alliantenergy.com
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"GE Renewable Energy will now add to the state's remarkable base of renewables by helping local utility Alliant Energy erect 190 turbines at two new sites -- Upland Prairie in the state's northwest corner and English Farms further southeast -- to contribute additional 470 megawatts to Iowa's renewables capacity, enough power to supply the equivalent of 180,000 American homes.
"Those two new projects will also propel GE Renewable Energy to break a record of its own: The business unit's onshore wind capacity in North America now exceeds 40 gigawatts. Its 25,000-plus turbines now have the capacity to power the equivalent of 11 million U.S. homes.
"Worldwide, the stats are even more impressive. GE Renewable Energy has more than 60,000 MW of onshore wind turbines installed across the globe -- enough to theoretically supply all of Indonesia.
"Since entering wind energy 15 years ago, GE Renewable Energy has provided turbines for some of the largest sites in the U.S, including the 845 MW Shepherds Flat Wind Farm in Oregon and the Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center and Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm in Texas. The company also supplied five 6 MW turbines for America's first offshore wind farm near Block Island, Rhode Island.
"GE's own contributions speak to a larger truth: Wind is blowing up. In the last decade, U.S. wind capacity has tripled to 54,000 wind turbines with a combined capacity of nearly 90,000 MW housed in 41 states, as well as Guam and Puerto Rico. Wind power is now the largest source of renewable generating capacity in the U.S., according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)."
(Source: General Electric, May 21, 2018) Contact: GE, www.ge.com/contact/general
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The project will incorporate 121 turbines and generate sufficient power for 130,000 homes.
Interstate Power & Light provides electric power to approximately 490,000 retail customers and natural gas service to 220,000 retail customers.
(Source: Interstate Power and Light Company, Alliant Energy Corporation, PR, 29 Sept., 2017) Contact: Apex Clean Energy, , Patrick Brown, Dev. Mgr., (434) 220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com;
Alliant Interstate Power and Light, (319) 786-4411,www.alliantenergy.com
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The Warren Buffet - Berkshire Hathaway controlled company plans to build an additional 1,000 turbines over the next couple of years on top of the more than 2,000 it already has around the state, the Des Moines Register reported. Upon completion, the utility's share of its energy that comes from renewable sources will jump from 55 pct to nearly 90 pct.
The Hawkeye State's other major power producer, Cedar Rapids-based Alliant Energy, reportedly expects its wind energy share will grow to about 30 pct within seven years.
(Source: MidAmerican, Omaha World-Herald, AP, 1 May, 2017)Contact: MidAmerican Energy, Bill Fehrman, CEO, Pres., Mike Gehringer, VP Renewable Energy, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com
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Previously this month, the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) gave its final approval for the new wind project.
Alliant is currently evaluating new project sites near its existing Whispering Willow Wind Farm , and other areas of the state.
(Source: Alliant Energy Website, , Interstate Power & Light, LCG, 28 Oct., 2016) Contact: Alliant Energy Corp., Interstate Power and Light Company, (319) 786-4411, www.alliantenergy.com; Iowa Utilities Board, (515) 725-7300, https://iub.iowa.gov
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As previously reported, Alliant intends to expand its existing 200-MW Whispering Willow wind farm in Franklin County by placing 250 MW of new turbines in service in 2019 and a further 250 MW in 2020. (Source: Alliant Energy, Various Media, 13 Oct., 2016) Contact: Alliant Energy, Doug Kopp, Pres., (800) 285 4264, www.alliantenergy.com
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