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February 06, 2002

Alliant Energy Seeks Renewable Power Sources for Iowa

Alliant Energy announced in late January that it plans to add enough renewable energy generating capacity in Iowa to produce up to 150,000 megawatt-hours of electricity per year — enough to meet the annual power needs of more than 20,000 households. A wind power plant that produces power one-third of the time would require a capacity of about 50 megawatts to generate that much electricity. The company serves 464,000 electric customers in Iowa, and intends to add the renewable power capacity by the end of 2003. The company has posted a request for proposals on its Web site; proposals are due by April 2nd. See the Alliant Energy press release, with a link to the request for proposals.