The Iowa State University Digital Manufacturing Lab powered by Alliant Energy will host a grand opening on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. The lab, a partnership between ISU’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) and Alliant Energy, is expected to introduce technologies that will help Iowa manufacturers improve or expand their business. Alliant […]

Iowa State University’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) and Alliant Energy are opening a new laboratory in the ISU Research Park, CIRAS announced on Monday. The new ISU Digital Manufacturing Lab Powered by Alliant Energy will educate Iowa businesses about technologies such as collaborative robots and advanced vision systems, CIRAS said in a […]

The Iowa Utilities Board is considering regulations around electric vehicle charging stations after Alliant Energy protested the Iowa 80 Truckstop’s plans to offer stations, reports the Midwest Energy News Network. Under the Iowa 80 Truckstop’s proposal, customers would be charged for each kilowatt hour put into a vehicle; Alliant Energy, the truckstop’s electric utility, claims […]

The drop in cost for natural gas and wind energy to produce electricity was a key factor in the decision to close Iowa’s only nuclear power plant in 2020, five years earlier than projected, Radio Iowa reports. Alliant Energy spokesman Justin Foss said ending Alliant’s purchase of power contract with the Duane Arnold Energy Center […]

Days after majority plant owner NextEra Energy and customer Alliant Energy announced the early closure of the Duane Arnold Energy Center (DAEC), the plant’s largest minority owner said that despite concerns, it shared “guarded optimism” that the closure will be positive for the state, reports the Corridor Business Journal. Leaders of Central Iowa Power Co-op […]

Alliant Energy and Invenergy have signed contracts to complete development of a 210-megawatt (MW) Richland Wind Farm in Sac County, reports the Corridor Business Journal. The move is part of Alliant Energy’s plan to add 1,000 megawatt wind generation to Iowa businesses and communities by 2020 – enough to power 430,000 thousand average Iowa homes. […]