Alliant Energy wants to build $750 million plant near Beloit

April 25, 2015

MADISON Alliant Energy Corp. is asking regulators to build a $750 million gas-fired plant near Beloit.

The Madison-based utility company on Friday filed an application with the state Public Service Commission to build a plant it says will provide cleaner power than the coal plants it's shutting down. Alliant will close a coal plant on the Mississippi River in Cassville, as well as coal boilers in Sheboygan.

Alliant is also proposing to build a $9 million solar generating facility next to the gas-fueled plant.

The Journal Sentinel ( ) says the new plant would be built on the site of the Riverside Energy Center north of Beloit.


Associated Press