(Jefferson County) Alliant Energy has announced plans to acquire and advance 675 megawatts of solar in six Wisconsin Counties including Jefferson County. The project is the next step in the company’s Clean Energy Blueprint, a strategic roadmap to cost-effectively accelerate renewable energy while reducing carbon emissions. Once operational, the energy from the solar project will be enough to power 175,000 homes per year. More than 1,200 local construction jobs are expected to be created with the project and, once up and running, will provide an estimated $80-million-dollars in local tax revenues over the next 30 years. President of Alliant Energy – Wisconsin David de Leon says solar energy is a smart investment for their local customers. He says at a time when much is changing, this project will provide steady revenue to Wisconsin communities as well as provide reliable and sustainable energy for years to come. Seventy-five megawatts of solar generation will be installed at Ranger Power in Jefferson County. The other 600 megawatts will be installed at sites in Grant, Sheboygan, Wood, Rock and Richland Counties.