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Alliant Energy executive recognized by Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

Jim Gallegos has been recognized as a distinguished leader by the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee.Gallegos

He is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Alliant Energy.  But Jim’s passions extend beyond law. He’s served as a mentor, leader and volunteer in the community, and is passionate about inclusion and diversity.

“At work and in the community, I am an active mentor of up-and-coming talent. I would not be where I am in my career had it not been for those successful professionals who mentored me when faced with tough career and business decisions.” Gallegos said.

Jim has also served on the Board of the Urban League of Greater Madison, supporting career advancement and business development among a diverse workforce.

Along the way, Jim has lent considerable support to bettering his community by serving on the Boards of the Edgewood College, Clean Lakes Alliance, Madison Country Day School, United Way Foundation, and the Madison Symphony Orchestra, while also supporting and mentoring other executive directors of organizations that support diverse communities.

His volunteer service is in addition to an illustrious career in law. He has served in senior executive positions at Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Corporation, US West/Qwest Communications International and worked as a trial attorney in the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice where he prosecuted racial violence and police brutality cases.

“Jim excels at caring for others by creating a workplace where people feel like they belong and can use their unique backgrounds, talents and full potential. We’re proud of his accomplishments,” said John Larsen, Alliant Energy chairman, president and CEO.

Congratulations, Jim!

Alliant Energy moves toward cleaner energy future

2019 Alliant Energy Sustainability Report homepageOur online 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report went live today.

The report outlines our continuing efforts to meet the ever changing needs of our customers in an affordable, safe, reliable and sustainable way.

It can be accessed at

“Our world is changing – and so are we,” said Alliant Energy Chairman, President and CEO John Larsen. “We’re listening to our customers, employees and key stakeholders and continuing to evolve how we do business. Every day, our work is focused on enhancing the environmental, social and economic conditions of the communities we have the honor to serve.”

We have been transitioning toward cleaner energy for more than a decade. Between 2016 and 2020, our company expects to spend approximately $2 billion on new company-owned wind generation. By the end of 2020, we will own 12 wind farms with the capacity to power nearly 600,000 homes. This equals the energy needed to power about 60% of the company’s residential customer base.

We are targeting a 40% reduction in carbon emissions below 2005 levels by 2030 and an 80% reduction by 2050. Last year, we were among the first utilities to state that it plans to eliminate all existing coal from its energy mix by 2050.

Highlights detailed in Alliant Energy’s Corporate Sustainability Report include:

  • Near-term capital investments from 2019 through 2022 focusing primarily on adding renewables and distribution improvements.
  • Two planned solar gardens adjacent to the company’s newest natural gas-fired generating stations.
  • Counties with existing wind farms, combined with those being built and developed, sharing an estimated average of $18 million a year in tax payments and utility-shared revenues by 2028.
  • Hiring a goat herd to eat invasive plants where using equipment would be a challenge and pesticides could impact the environment.
  • Plans to install most new electric lines underground as well as burying those that need replacement or upgrade.
  • Upland Prairie and English Farms wind farms earning Envision® Platinum ratings.
  • Eighty-two percent annual landfill diversion rate achieved for large construction projects.
  • Rebates to 315 residential and 15 non-residential customers for electric vehicle charging stations.
  • Community investment of $7.4 million and nearly 90,000 volunteer hours in 2018, including $2 million for electric and heating bill assistance to families in need.

Stay cool and save with discounts on low-E windows

Cut your heating and cooling costs with a simple fix.Window Install

Install low-E windows and take advantage of a 25% discount at participating retailers in Wisconsin.

What does low-E stand for?

Low-E stands for low-emissivity. It is an extremely durable coating on glass that acts as a heat mirror, which keeps the heat outside in the summertime and inside in the wintertime.

The durable, high-quality finish and low-profile design give them virtually the same visual appearance as new replacement windows.

Whether you have single/double hung windows, sliders or fixed panels, low-E storm windows will mimic your existing window in both look and function.

Make a smart investment

Studies have shown that the same energy-saving performance as ENERGY STAR certified replacement windows can be achieved for as low as 25% of the cost when you install low-E windows.*

Low-E windows can:

  • Save homeowners up to $350 annually on annual heating and cooling bills**
  • Improve comfort by reducing drafts, which accounts for 25-40% of energy used for heating and cooling
  • Reduce noise—the dead air space created when you add a low-E storm window over your existing window traps the noise of traffic, lawn mowers or loud neighbors, reducing noise by up to 50%.

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Homeowners in Wisconsin can receive 25% off the purchase of up to 15 ENERGY STAR low-E storm windows at participating retail locations through December 31, 2019, or while supplies last. The discount is part of the Focus on Energy program.

*Focus on Energy

** EPA estimates that on a national average, ENERGY STAR certified Low-E storm windows can save homeowners $350* annually on their annual heating and cooling bills when installed over clear glass single-pane windows.