6/17/12 – State energy regulators have approved a plan which means customers of Alliant Energy will see no change in their basic electricity rates through the end of 2014. The Madison-based utility company offered the rate freeze as a way to let customers be certain about their electricity bills at a time the economy is still trying to recover. Natural gas customers will actually see a drop in their charges next year. Alliant Energy and its subsidiary Wisconsin Power and Light has realized savings by ending its purchase of power from the Kewaunee nuclear plant east of Green Bay, giving it the latitude to suggest the rate freeze. Alliant services customers in portions of Dodge, Columbia, Jefferson and Green Lake counties.