The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin on Tuesday granted Alliant Energy initial approval for an estimated $150 million upgrade at its Edgewater power plant in Sheboygan. Alliant still needs a written order from the PSC to proceed with the project, ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder A lawsuit over Wisconsin’s approval of a Minnesota wind farm threatens to delay the construction start and drive up the project cost. “At this point, we anticipate construction will begin this spring, so we hope the case ...
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Alliant Energy officials have activated a massive wind farm in Iowa. According to the utility, the $400 million-plus Whispering Willow Wind Farm-East in Franklin County is capable of generating up to 200 megawatts of emissions-free energy, ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Lawmakers, unions and utilities agree they want Wisconsin’s renewable energy goals to create more jobs in the state. But the common ground crumbles when the sides consider ways to make sure that happens. Utilities want trust. Lawmakers ...
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Winter’s first major snow storm has knocked out power to thousands of people across the state. Alliant Energy officials said the storm cut power to about 22,000 people in southern Wisconsin. The lights were still off ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org The Sierra Club’s campaign to challenge coal plants scored another victory in Wisconsin when the federal government wiped out a permit for the Columbia Generating Station. In this case, what’s good for the Sierra Club is ...Read More »
Paul Snyder email@example.com Alternative power proponents suing Wisconsin over its approval of a wind farm argue the state cannot step on the law in the race to reach renewable energy goals. “It’s unfortunate that a wind project got caught up ...Read More »
Paul Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org Wisconsin utilities have a track record of building, operating and maintaining their own wind farms, leaving independent producers little reason to build in the state. But when those same utilities build wind farms in other states, Wisconsin’s ...Read More »
Paul Snyder email@example.com The state’s search beyond its borders for wind power sources is setting the stage for a battle over construction of transmission lines to carry that electricity to Wisconsin. “I think wherever the lines are going to go, ...Read More »
Elizabeth Dunbar and Todd Richmond AP Writers Madison — State regulators plan to vote Thursday on a Wisconsin utility’s plans to build a massive wind farm in southern Minnesota. Wisconsin Power & Light Co., a subsidiary of Madison-based Alliant Energy, ...Read More »