PSCW Approves Alliant’s 175 MW Battery Storage Projects

US Public Utility Alliant Energy Will Soon Begin Construction Of Battery Projects In Wisconsin
Alliant Energy’s newly approved battery projects will complement its growing portfolio of renewable resources, improve energy reliability and help achieve the company's aspirational goal of net-zero carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2050. (Photo Credit: Alliant Energy)
Alliant Energy’s newly approved battery projects will complement its growing portfolio of renewable resources, improve energy reliability and help achieve the company's aspirational goal of net-zero carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2050. (Photo Credit: Alliant Energy)
  • PSCW approves Alliant Energy's 100 MW Grant County & 75 MW Wood County Battery projects
  • Both projects to begin construction by early 2024 in Wisconsin, US
  • Grant County and Wood County projects scheduled to be operational by mid-2025 and end of 2024 respectively

Wisconsin, US headquartered public utility Alliant Energy Corporation, announced that the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) has approved two of its battery energy storage projects totalling to 175 MW – the 100 MW Grant County Battery project and 75 MW Wood County Battery project.

Speaking on the occasion, President of Alliant Energy's Wisconsin energy company said, "We appreciate the PSCW's approval of these cutting-edge battery energy storage systems that will enhance grid reliability and flexibility for our customers. These projects are another step toward achieving our clean energy goals while enabling a more resilient and cost-effective energy future. We are excited to break ground on these innovative battery projects and look forward to the benefits and enhanced value these systems will deliver to our customers."

The construction is expected to begin by early 2024. The Grant County project, which can power over 100,000 homes, is expected to be operational by mid-2025. Meanwhile, the Wood County project, which can power over 80,000 homes, will become operational by the end of 2024.

Energy storage solution and software technology provider, FlexGen, will be providing the energy management and battery energy storage equipment. CEO of FlexGen, Kelcy Pegler said, " These battery projects represent an incredibly important step toward creating a more intelligent and resilient grid. Battery energy storage resources are the key to the future of our infrastructures."

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