Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds release statements on Alliant Energy’s announcement

August 02, 2012

Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, today, issued statements commending Interstate Power and Light Company, a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation for the announcement of their four-part energy resources strategy. The strategy includes reducing emissions, increasing efficiency, a new purchase power agreement, and construction of a new natural-gas facility in Marshalltown.

Governor Branstad released the following statement:

“In order to meet our goal of growing Iowa’s economy and creating 200,000 new jobs in five years, Iowa needs a diversified energy portfolio that features low cost, reliable energy. Safe and reliable energy is a key point for economic development in Iowa and assists in attracting new businesses and jobs to the state. Today’s announcement will benefit Iowans for many years to come,” said Branstad.

“I applaud Alliant Energy for their commitment to the state of Iowa and choosing to construct a new $650 million facility in Marshalltown. This expansion helps drive Iowa’s economy and creates good paying, quality jobs in our state.”

Lt. Gov. Reynolds released the following statement:

“Alliant Energy has a smart and focused blueprint to provide safe and reliable energy for Iowa today and for future generations. A well-balanced energy strategy that includes a commitment to the development and use of energy efficiency programs is a key component to a business’s decision to move to Iowa. The Alliant Energy announcement is yet another example of Iowa’s growing economy through the creation of new and quality jobs.”