Alliant to expand solar generation in Wisconsin

As part of its Powering What’s Next plan to accelerate the transition to cleaner energy, Alliant Energy Corp. will build 1 gigawatt of solar generation in Wisconsin, enough to power 260,000 homes.

Alliant is expected to expand its Wisconsin solar energy generation by up to 1,000 megawatts by the end of 2023, and the company is considering projects located throughout its Wisconsin service area. The first of its Wisconsin solar projects is in Fond du Lac County and will break ground in 2020.

The company cited changing economics, customer sustainability goals, and better renewable technology as the drivers of its accelerated solar plans.

“We look forward to working with our employees and labor partners in the construction, operation, and maintenance of our new clean energy investments,” says David de Leon, president of Alliant Energy–Wisconsin.

Overall, the Powering What’s Next plan emphasizes greater customer choice, modernizing Alliant’s energy grid through technology improvements, smarter energy use, and conversions to cleaner fuels.