(Dodge County) Alliant Energy will be adding over 400 megawatts of solar to Wisconsin including parts of Dodge County. The announcement rounds out the company’s plan to accelerate its transition to clean energy by adding more than one-thousand megawatts of solar while helping customers avoid over $2-billion-dollars in long-term costs.
The six new projects will include a 50-megawatt solar farm located in parts of the city and town of Beaver Dam and Town of Burnett. In addition, the Springfield Solar project will be located in the Dodge County Town of Lomira and would total 100 megawatts. Construction is expected to get underway in 2022 and be completed in late 2023.
Solar farms will also be built in rural parts of Grant, Green, Rock and Waushara Counties. Once operational, local communities will receive an estimated $50-million-dollars in shared revenues for the next 30 years. Local landowners will also get a combined $60-million in lease payments over the 30 years. The projects are expected to create more than 800 local construction jobs.
Alliant Energy President David de Leon says this continued transition to a smart investment benefits their customers long-term while also creating hundreds of jobs across the state and providing local communities with shared-revenues. Once completed building more than one-thousand megawatts of solar, Alliant Energy will own and operate the most solar energy in Wisconsin.