(Madison, WI) Excerpts Courtesy of Alliant Energy
Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL) received verbal approval today from the Wisconsin Public Service Commission to expand its Town of Beloit Riverside Energy Center campus.
“This is a major step forward as the Riverside project is a critical part of our mission to provide reliable, cost-effective energy to our customers for many years to come,” said Patricia Kampling, Alliant Energy Chairman, President and CEO. “This highly efficient generating station will modernize our generating operations and further our transition to cleaner energy sources.”
The project is scheduled to break ground this fall, with construction ramping up in the spring of 2017 and then operations commencing by 2020. This $700 Million (+) investment represents one of Wisconsin’s largest, private sector economic development projects. The project will support more 1,000 construction jobs and once operational, the expanded Riverside Energy Center will provide a sizable utility shared revenue boost to both the Town of Beloit and Rock County.
The Riverside Energy Center expansion was first announced in late 2014; it quickly gained widespread support in the Beloit area, Rock County and throughout Wisconsin. When complete, the Riverside expansion will be capable of powering more than 535,000 homes.
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