(Beaver Dam) Construction on two Dodge County solar projects will be moving forward. Alliant Energy announced Tuesday that state regulators gave final approval to the utility’s second phase of solar development plans in both Beaver Dam and Springfield.
The 50-megawatt Beaver Dam solar project will generate enough electricity to power nearly 13-thousand homes and the 100-megawatt Springfield project in the town of Lomira will be able to power nearly 26-thousand homes.
President of Alliant Energy Wisconsin David de Leon says they are excited to break ground and begin construction on the Beaver Dam and Springfield solar projects, key components of their plans to accelerate toward a cleaner energy future. He says they expect their solar development plans to create hundreds of new construction jobs and deliver safe, reliable, affordable energy for years to come.
The Beaver Dam and Springfield projects are expected to create more than 100 jobs at each site. The company plans to begin work this summer and finish in late 2023.
In addition to powering homes and businesses, the Beaver Dam and Springfield solar projects will generate an estimated $200-thousand and $400-thousand-dollars respectively in annual shared revenues for their communities and Dodge County over the next 30 years.
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