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Alliant begins work on 675MW of Wisconsin solar projects

PV Tech:

US utility Alliant Energy has started construction work on a 675MW portfolio of solar projects in Wisconsin after securing approval from state authorities.

The portfolio, announced by Alliant last year and consisting of six plants, was green-lighted by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin in April.

The utility has contracted Burns & McDonnell to construct the 50MW Bear Creek and North Rock projects as well as the 150MW Wood County plant, with building work on all three starting this summer.

Construction work on the 150MW Onion River and 75MW Crawfish River installations will be carried out by Ranger Power from autumn 2021, while NextEra Energy Resources has been enlisted to build the 200MW Grant County project, which is expected to break ground in spring 2022. The six projects are slated for completion in 2022 and 2023.

Alliant is still awaiting a decision from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin on its second set of six solar projects, which were announced in March and have a combined capacity of 414MW. The company claimed that once all 12 plants are approved and operational, it will become the largest owner and operator of solar energy in Wisconsin.

[Jules Scully]

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