IUB sets public hearing for Wever solar field


CEDAR RAPIDS – The Iowa Utilities Board will hold a public informational meeting on September 27 in Fort Madison. During the meeting, representatives from Alliant Energy will share details and answer questions about the proposed Wever Solar Project. As part of the company’s plan to advance clean energy in Iowa to benefit customers and communities, Alliant Energy is proposing to build the project near the city of Wever in Lee County.
The public informational meeting starts at 6 p.m. It will be held at Cobblestone Inn and Suites, 4901 Avenue O in Fort Madison, IA 52627.
In the event of inclement weather, the informational meeting will be rescheduled for October 4, 2022, at the same time and place.
The proposed Wever Solar Project includes 150 megawatts (MW) of solar energy with an associated 75 MW battery energy storage system. This project will not involve the use of eminent domain. All land for this project has already been leased through voluntary agreements.
“Led by our purpose-driven strategy to serve customers and build stronger communities, our transition to renewable energy enhances the economic and environmental health of the communities we serve,” said Justin Foss, strategic project manager at Alliant Energy. “Renewable energy is cost-effective, contributes to a cleaner environment and acts as an economic catalyst by creating jobs, providing income to participating landowners and attracting new businesses to communities.”
Following the informational meeting on September 27, Alliant Energy plans to apply for a generating certificate from the Iowa Utilities Board, which is required for the project to be constructed. Alliant Energy is also working closely with local county officials.
The proposed Wever Solar Project will be owned and operated by Alliant Energy.
Persons with disabilities requiring assistive services or devices to observe or participate in the informational meeting should contact the Iowa Utilities Board at (515) 725-7300 in advance of the scheduled date to request that appropriate arrangements be made.
Residents who have a question about the project and are unable to attend the informational meeting on September 27, can email Alliant Energy by using the “Contact Us” form

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