Monthly Archives: August 2016

Save the dates: Drive Electric events in Madison and Cedar Rapids

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Hear from electric vehicle owners and see how EV technology has improved. Consumers are often surprised by:MSN public EV chargers cropped2

  • instant torque
  • quiet and smooth ride
  • financial savings

National Drive Electric Week is September 10 to 18, 2016, and we will be offering ride and drive events for those wanting to learn more.

Save the dates

Ride, drive and learn at these two events:

The event will showcase electric vehicles from local dealerships and owners, offer ride and drives, and feature charging stations and informational exhibits.

These events are among nearly 200 taking place across the country during the fifth annual National Drive Electric Week, presented by Plug in America, the Sierra Club and the Electric Auto Association.


  • Rebates on Nissan Leaf

During the months of August and September, local dealerships are offering a discount on the all-electric Nissan Leaf. Participating dealerships are listed at Wisconsin Clean Cities and will be posted soon in Iowa. Check with your local Nissan dealer.

  • Car charging

Rebates for installing home and workplace chargers are available to electric customers of Alliant Energy. Maps of charging stations are available at

*Not to be confused with the Alliant Energy Center

Alliant Energy’s 2016 sustainability report includes target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions

AlliantEnergyCSRCoverGraphicWe just released our 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report, detailing progress to advance clean energy and stewardship.

We’ve introduced a new target of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions 40 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels. CO2 emissions continue to decrease due to additional renewable energy, increased use of efficient natural gas-fired generation and the transition of coal generation facilities.

We also expanded on our past environmental reports by highlighting a significant reduction in nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and mercury emissions.

“Alliant Energy has been taking actions for many years to reduce emissions and this CO2 target is consistent with the clean energy path we’ve been following,” said Alliant Energy’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Patricia Kampling.

In addition, the report showcases sustainability efforts, community support, corporate giving and workplace practices. “Our accomplishments highlight the power of collaboration with our customers and communities,” Kampling said. “By providing innovative and cost-effective solutions, we help our customers meet their sustainability goals today and in the future.”

Key report highlights include:

  • Clean air – expected reduction in CO2 , SO2, mercury and NOX from 2005 levels.
  • Future energy resource plans – increased reliance on natural gas, wind and solar.
  • Community support – continued donations to funds helping those in need with heating costs.
  • Customer service – top quartile ranking in JD Power Customer Satisfaction studies.
  • Charitable activity – corporate and employee giving and volunteering in Iowa and Wisconsin.

Other areas of interest include:

  • Safety: See our programs and performance measures. Our first priority is that nobody gets hurt.
  • Workplace: Learn more about our six employee resource groups.
  • Reliability: Take a look at our plans to strengthen the power grid and natural gas infrastructure.

Our 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report is available at



Alliant Energy offers employer rebate for electric car chargers

Have an electric vehicle and want to charge while you’re at work?

Tell your employer about Alliant Energy’s workplace charging rebate!

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Consumers say that the convenience of charging both at home and at work is helpful in choosing to drive electric.

We’re offering employers in our service area rebates for installing an electric car charging station for use by employees, the public or both:

  • Up to $1,000 for a single-plug, fast-charging station (charges one car)
  • Up to $1,500 for a dual-prong, fast-charging station (charges two cars)

Local employers can join Alliant Energy in participating in the U.S. Department of Energy workplace charging challenge.

Workplace charging increases the number of electric-driven miles—a win for consumers and the environment.

Electric vehicle technology has also improved. Consumers are often surprised by electric vehicles’ qualities:

  • instant torque
  • quiet and smooth ride
  • financial savings

Earlier this year, we announced a rebate of up to $500 for EV drivers who are also our electric customers to install faster, Level 2 chargers at home.

In coordination with Wisconsin Clean Cities and Iowa Clean Cities, we will be participating in National Drive Electric Week with events for our customers in September. Details will be announced soon.

During the month of August and September, Nissan is offering a discount on the all-electric Nissan Leaf. Details are available at Wisconsin Clean Cities. Information about discount availability in Iowa will be announced soon.