Role of Investor Owned Utility in Development of Wind Energy in Iowa from an Engineers perspective. Jeff Bales June 2011.
Role of Investor Owned Utility in Development of Wind Energy in Iowa from an Engineers perspective
Alliant Energy Corporation is a public utility holding company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Alliant Energy's two regulated utilities include Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) and Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL). In addition it has several other non regulated entities. Two of those are RMT and CRANDIC.
WPL generates, purchases and sells power in Wisconsin and has some ownership in the American Transmission Company who provides transmission service in Wisconsin
IPL generates, purchases and sells power in Iowa and Minnesota. Its service territory serves the southern part of Minnesota and also is scattered throughout the state of Iowa. IPL sold their transmission system to ITC (Iowa Transmission Company)
The IPL service territory is scattered due to the merging of several smaller utilities in the past 20 years named Iowa Electric, Iowa Southern, and Interstate Power and Light.
Alliant Energy Utilities Strategic Plan is built on three key elements:
Investor owned utilities are able to see the entire process from beginning to end. Have key roles in the paradigm shift as significant milestones occur.
Contracts for Purchase Power Agreements
Owning Wind Farms
Operating Wind Farms