Alliant to build 400 megawatts of solar in Iowa, retire Lansing coal plant
Alliant Energy Corp. has announced plans to stop burning coal at two Iowa generators as part of an ongoing transition to clean energy.

The Madison-based company said Thursday that its Iowa subsidiary will retire a 275-megawatt Lansing coal plant south of La Crosse on the Mississippi River by the end of 2022 and convert its 212-megawatt plant in Burlington to burn natural gas next year.

Alliant plans to add up to 400 megawatts of solar generation by 2023, which would make renewable energy account for nearly half of the company’s Iowa generation portfolio. The plan also calls for up to 100 megawatts of “distributed energy resources,” such as battery storage, community-owned solar, and demand management programs, by 2026.

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