Renewables, Wind

Alliant Energy Seeks to Build 500 MW Wind Project

By Editors of Power Engineering

Alliant Energy has submitted plans for a wind project as large as 500 MW to the Iowa Utilities Board.

This application follows another 500 MW wind development proposal that was approved by state regulators in 2016, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Neither application specified where the projects would be constructed.

“The customers and communities we serve will benefit from this cost-effective clean energy,” Doug Kopp, president of Interstate Power and Light, said in a statement. “Our wind projects will help keep energy cost stable over the long-term for customers.”

Alliant has previously announced plans to increase its share of wind generation to 30 percent in seven years.