A project that is part of Alliant Energy’s plan to add nearly 1,100 MW of solar power is the latest infrastructure project to be awarded Envision Platinum, highlighting its contributions to sustainable development and clean and renewable energy.
Located in Saratoga, Wisconsin, the Wood County Solar Project, built by EPC contractor Burns & McDonnell, will produce approximately 300 GWh of electricity annually. Pre-project analysis carried out by Alliant Energy underlined the long-term economic, community, and environmental value of developing new utility-scale solar while retiring its coal-fired facilities in Wisconsin. This project is part of Alliant Energy’s solar program that includes adding nearly 1,100 MW of solar power into Wisconsin’s power grid by the summer of 2024.
“Guided by our purpose to serve our customers and build stronger communities, we are proud to be recognized with the Envision Platinum award for our Wood County Solar Project. We know it’s important to build projects with sustainability in mind because of what it means for our customers. We’re able to create a healthier environment while producing reliable, clean energy for the next 30 years.”
— Barbara Tormaschy, Senior Vice President of Sustainability and Regulatory Strategy at Alliant Energy
“ISI congratulates Alliant Energy and the project partners on achieving Envision Platinum for an outstanding project that advances clean and renewable energy in Wisconsin. The independent, third-party verification process using the Envision Framework determined that this project attained the highest award level possible, with significant accomplishments that will benefit the local community and environmental sustainability for decades to come.”
— Melissa Peneycad, ISI Managing Director
In the full project announcement, learn more about the verified results of this project, which included accomplishments tied to protection of wetlands and habitats, well-planned resource management, beneficial use of timber, and greater infrastructure integration and efficiencies.