Search for buyer of Nelson Dewey power plant property underway

NelsonDeweyWebPicWe have taken the first step in finding a buyer for the Nelson Dewey power plant site in Cassville, Wis. Our company has issued a solicitation of interest to seek groups who want to acquire the up to 130-acre Nelson Dewey site. The eventual purchaser would gain title to the property after the power plant is decommissioned and other required regulatory actions are taken.

“While Alliant Energy has received several informal inquiries regarding the reuse of the property since we announced the plant’s retirement, it’s now time to start the formal process of finding a new owner,” said Maria Lauck, Alliant Energy’s Regional Director of Generation Operations. “Finding a buyer who will reuse the site in a way that has a positive impact for the community is important to us and provides the most benefit for all our customers.”

We are encouraging interested buyers to outline a future site use that places a priority on quality jobs and tax base, and generates direct and indirect spending within the area. The Nelson Dewey property is located on the banks of the Mississippi River. The site is primarily zoned industrial and includes a barge unloading dock and Burlington Northern Santa Fe double track rail nearby.

The facility began providing electric service in the late 1950s. In July 2012, we announced plans to retire the Nelson Dewey Generating Station by December 31, 2015.

Those interested in receiving more information on the Nelson Dewey site should review the solicitation of interest, which is available at or at Those with additional questions can contact Carrie O’Neill, Senior Project Manager, Concentric Energy Advisors at (508) 263-6250 or via email at

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