Alliant Energy provides prepare for 150-MW solar park in Iowa

Sep 14, 2022 12:27 PM ET
  • US utility Alliant Energy Corp (NASDAQ: LNT) on Monday introduced prepare for the building and construction of a 150-MW solar energy plant near Wever in Lee County, Iowa.
Alliant Energy provides prepare for 150-MW solar park in Iowa
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Justin Foss of Alliant Energy presented the project to Lee County Supervisors, stating that a public hearing is arranged for September 27 in Fort Madison.

According to Foss, the project will certainly cover 800-900 acres (324-364 ha), with photovoltaic panels covering 230 acres. He noted that the company has 100% land control with voluntary engagement from landowners.

The official took place to claim that the business hopes to first secure a development arrangement with Lee County in the following one to 2 months and after that obtain a permit from the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) very early following summer season. If all goes according to strategy, photovoltaic panel shipments to the project site might begin in late December 2023, while the entire facility ought to be up and running by the end of 2024.

There is the possibility to include an energy storage space component, it was mentioned.

Last year, Alliant Energy submitted strategies with the IUB to contract 200 MW of solar power and also 75 MW of battery energy storage space from Phase I and II of the Duane Arnold solar project that is being established by NextEra Energy Resources LLC in Linn County. The business's total plan is to add 400 MW of solar energy generation in Iowa.

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