A combined solar field and battery storage facility hosts more than 9,500 solar panels at Alliant Energy’s Marshalltown Solar Garden, the first project by Alliant that combines solar panels and battery storage in the state.  Set next to Alliant Energy’s Marshalltown Generating Station, the solar panels power about 400 homes, and the battery powers about […]

Alliant Energy is launching the Clean Energy Blueprint for Iowa to transition to cleaner energy for customers using solar power and battery storage. The company also plans to discontinue coal generation in its Lansing facility by the end of 2022, while transitioning their Burlington Generating Station to natural gas in 2021. The Clean Energy Blueprint […]

The Iowa State University Computation and Construction Lab is turning to 3D printing to manufacture and distribute face shields to Iowa hospitals. Shelby Doyle, assistant professor of architecture, and eight students have corralled 30 3D printers from campus to create parts for face shields and hope to manufacture up to 2,000 face shields. The printing and supplies […]

Customers have mixed opinions after Alliant Energy announced a new program to install meters for gas and electric service that send out radio signals to the company, reports Radio Iowa. The Iowa Utilities Board previously ruled against charging customers a fee if they wanted to opt out of the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) program; the latest […]

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. […]