Regulators approve another $620 million in solar farms

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) unanimously approved Alliant Energy’s plan to buy or build six solar farms at a cost of about $620 million, according to a release from RENEW Wisconsin, a nonprofit that promotes renewable energy in Wisconsin. The proposal includes projects in Dodge, Grant, Green, Rock, and Waushara counties and will have a combined capacity of 414 megawatts. Last year, the PSC approved a roughly $925 million investment in 675 megawatts of solar from the utility. The combined solar projects are part of the utility’s plan to replace its remaining Wisconsin coal plants in the next two years.