Alliant Energy wins approval for Marshalltown power plant

Alliant Energy‘s Iowa utility company received a proposed decision and order from Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) Chair Libby Jacobs approving a siting certificate and establishing ratemaking principles for the proposed Marshalltown Generating Station.

The proposed power plant is a nearly 600 MW, combined-cycle natural gas facility planned for construction in Marshalltown, Iowa.

The company is in the process of attaining other state and federal permitting approvals necessary to construct and operate the power station. The IUB’s approval is conditional on receiving these permits. Pending all regulatory approvals, the company expects to begin construction in 2014 and begin operations in 2017.

Alliant Energy Corp.’s Iowa and Minnesota utility unit, Interstate Power and Light Co. (IPL), uses the trade name of Alliant Energy. The Iowa and Minnesota utility is based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and provides electric service to 525,000 customers and natural gas service to 233,000 customers in more than 700 communities.

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