Alliant Energy’s new Beloit facility creating more than 1,000 construction jobs

BELOIT, Wis. — Alliant Energy’s Riverside Energy Center expansion, which will be one of the largest Wisconsin economic development projects in recent history, has received verbal approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to go ahead with the project.

The project is a new $700 million, 700-megawatt combined cycle natural gas-fueled facility capable of serving more than 535,000 homes.

Alliant expects to create more than 1,000 construction jobs annually for three years while the project is under construction, and the project will also support local suppliers and businesses throughout the state and region. An additional 50 permanent direct and indirect positions will be created afterwards when the project is operational.

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Source: Economic Development HQ

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