Madison, Wis., October 29, 2010 — Wisconsin Power and Light Co., a unit of Alliant Energy Corp. announced that its board of directors has elected John O. Larsen to serve as president of WPL as of December 1, 2010.
In this role, Larsen will be replacing Barbara J. Swan, current president of WPL, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. Swan is retiring later this year.
“John’s vast operational experience in engineering, generation and power distribution combined with his interest and aptitude for external relations is a combination that will serve our customers and our company well,” said William D. Harvey, Chairman, President and CEO of Alliant Energy Corp. “I would also like to extend a sincere thank you to Barbara who has done a tremendous job in this role for the last six years.”
In addition to his role as President of WPL, Larsen will continue to serve as Senior Vice President — Generation for Alliant Energy. He also remains on the Board of the University of Wisconsin — Platteville School of Engineering and chairs the Junior Achievement of Wisconsin — Dane Board. He will remain located in Madison, Wisconsin.
“I am looking forward to this opportunity and to represent the customers of Wisconsin Power and Light and Alliant Energy,” said Larsen. “Barbara has been an active member in our communities and I look forward to building on the foundation she has established in this role in the years to come.”
Alliant Energy is an energy-services provider with subsidiaries serving about 1 million electric and over 412,000 natural gas customers. Providing its customers in the Midwest with regulated electric and natural gas service is the company’s primary focus. Wisconsin Power and Light, the company’s Wisconsin utility subsidiary, serves about 460,000 electric and 180,000 natural gas customers.