Alliant Energy International Announces New Power Plant Joint Venture in China

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Alliant Energy International

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Alliant Energy International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alliant Energy
 Resources, Inc. -- the non-utility division of Alliant Energy Corporation
 (NYSE:   LNT) -- recently announced a  $14 million investment in an 80 megawatt
 cogeneration combined heat and power (CHP) plant project in China.  The plant,
 Anhui New Energy Heat & Power Co., Ltd., is located in Bengbu City, Anhui
 Province.  Bengbu Thermal Power Plant is the partner in the project.
     The cogeneration plant is the only CHP plant in Bengbu City.  Steam from
 the plant is sold mainly for industrial production of synthetic citric acid,
 beer/liquor, chemicals, plastics, textile, matches, glass and nails.
     One of the key industrial users of the steam is BBCA, a large biochemical
 and pharmaceutical manufacturer in China and a world-leading citric acid
 producer.  Steam load for the BBCA facility increased 96 percent in 1999 and
 more than doubled in 2000.
     "We are pleased to be part of the Anhui New Energy Heat & Power project,"
 said John Peterson, president - Alliant Energy International.  "This
 opportunity adds to our growing fleet of power plants in eastern China.  Our
 increasing presence makes us a significant U.S.-based player in China's energy
 industry -- allowing us to take advantage of the growth potential in the
 market, while also making a positive impact on the energy supply in a more
 environmentally friendly manner."
     Included in the investment is $1 million for plant upgrades.  Many of the
 industrial customers of the Bengbu plant are expanding their facilities and
 Alliant Energy will begin reviewing expansion plans for the facility in 2001.
     Anhui is an east-central province in China, famous for its agricultural
 products, coal and steel production.  Bengbu City has a population of more
 than three million people.
     Alliant Energy Corporation ( http://www.alliantenergy.com ; NYSE:   LNT),
 headquartered in Madison, Wis., is a growing energy-services provider with
 operations both domestically and internationally.  Alliant Energy, through its
 subsidiaries and partners, provides electric, natural gas, water and steam
 services to more than three million customers worldwide.  Alliant Energy
 Resources, Inc., home of the company's non-utility businesses, has operations
 and investments throughout the United States as well as in Australia, Brazil,
 China, Mexico and New Zealand.
 
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    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Alliant Energy International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alliant Energy
 Resources, Inc. -- the non-utility division of Alliant Energy Corporation
 (NYSE:   LNT) -- recently announced a  $14 million investment in an 80 megawatt
 cogeneration combined heat and power (CHP) plant project in China.  The plant,
 Anhui New Energy Heat & Power Co., Ltd., is located in Bengbu City, Anhui
 Province.  Bengbu Thermal Power Plant is the partner in the project.
     The cogeneration plant is the only CHP plant in Bengbu City.  Steam from
 the plant is sold mainly for industrial production of synthetic citric acid,
 beer/liquor, chemicals, plastics, textile, matches, glass and nails.
     One of the key industrial users of the steam is BBCA, a large biochemical
 and pharmaceutical manufacturer in China and a world-leading citric acid
 producer.  Steam load for the BBCA facility increased 96 percent in 1999 and
 more than doubled in 2000.
     "We are pleased to be part of the Anhui New Energy Heat & Power project,"
 said John Peterson, president - Alliant Energy International.  "This
 opportunity adds to our growing fleet of power plants in eastern China.  Our
 increasing presence makes us a significant U.S.-based player in China's energy
 industry -- allowing us to take advantage of the growth potential in the
 market, while also making a positive impact on the energy supply in a more
 environmentally friendly manner."
     Included in the investment is $1 million for plant upgrades.  Many of the
 industrial customers of the Bengbu plant are expanding their facilities and
 Alliant Energy will begin reviewing expansion plans for the facility in 2001.
     Anhui is an east-central province in China, famous for its agricultural
 products, coal and steel production.  Bengbu City has a population of more
 than three million people.
     Alliant Energy Corporation ( http://www.alliantenergy.com ; NYSE:   LNT),
 headquartered in Madison, Wis., is a growing energy-services provider with
 operations both domestically and internationally.  Alliant Energy, through its
 subsidiaries and partners, provides electric, natural gas, water and steam
 services to more than three million customers worldwide.  Alliant Energy
 Resources, Inc., home of the company's non-utility businesses, has operations
 and investments throughout the United States as well as in Australia, Brazil,
 China, Mexico and New Zealand.
 
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