— Alliant Energy Corp. is asking regulators to build a
$750 million gas-fired plant near Beloit.
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.
is also proposing to build a $9 million solar generating
facility next to the gas-fueled plant.
Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1Hx2KfQ
) says the new plant would be built on the site of the
Riverside Energy Center north of Beloit.