MADISON, Wis., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wisconsin Power and
Light Company (WPL), a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:
LNT), has received a notice of intent to sue, on behalf of the Sierra Club
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The notice claims that WPL did not file its application for renewal of
an air permit at the Columbia Energy Center in Portage, Wisconsin with the
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) on a timely basis, and
alleges that WPL is currently operating Columbia Energy Center without the
necessary air permit.
WPL continues to review the situation, but does not anticipate any
material impacts to ongoing operations at the Columbia Energy Center. WPL
is cooperating with the WDNR in the air permit renewal process.
The Columbia Energy Center is a 1,023 megawatt generating facility,
located in Portage, Wisconsin. The facility is operated by WPL, and owned
jointly by WPL, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, and Madison Gas and
Alliant Energy is an energy-services provider with subsidiaries serving
approximately 1 million electric and 400,000 natural gas customers.
Providing its customers in the Midwest with regulated electric and natural
gas service is the company's primary focus. Wisconsin Power and Light, the
company's Wisconsin utility subsidiary, serves approximately 450,000
electric and 175,000 natural gas customers. Alliant Energy, headquartered
in Madison, Wis., is a Fortune 1000 company traded on the New York Stock
Exchange under the symbol LNT. For more information, visit the company's
Web site at http://www.alliantenergy.com.
This press release includes forward-looking statements. These
forward-looking statements can be identified as such because the statements
include the word "anticipate." Such statements are subject to certain risks
and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those currently anticipated. Actual results could be affected by the
following factors, among others, state or federal regulatory actions or
local government actions, including inability to obtain all necessary
approvals and permits current or future litigation, regulatory
investigations, proceedings or inquiries. These factors should be
considered when evaluating the forward-looking statements and undue
reliance should not be placed on such statements. The forward-looking
statements included herein are made as of the date hereof and Alliant
Energy and WPL undertake no obligation to update publicly such statements
to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
SOURCE Wisconsin Power and Light Company