Tag: Iowa

Other Utilities, Public Utilities

Large Solar, Storage Project Planned at Former Nuclear Power Site

November 2, 2021

Via: PowerMag

Alliant Energy has announced its plan for a solar energy and storage facility at the site of the former Duane Arnold nuclear power plant near Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The project when complete would position Alliant as the largest combined solar […]

Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Central Iowa will be home to PAWR’s rural broadband testbed

June 23, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

A research wireless network testbed for rural broadband and related use cases will soon cover roughly 600 miles of central Iowa, including half a dozen communities, multiple school districts and the University of Iowa campus in Ames, Iowa. The fourth […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Paper Destined for Recycling Diverted to Landfill in Des Moines, Iowa

December 4, 2018

Via: Waste360

Ever since China tightened its restrictions on the materials it would accept, cities across the U.S. have been having trouble offloading various recycled materials. Take Des Moines, Iowa, for example, where about 20 tons of paper a day ended up […]

Electric Utility, Infrastructure

Iowa utility to spend $1 billion to expand wind energy operations

August 1, 2016

Via: AmericanPublicPower

Alliant Energy on July 27 said it will invest approximately $1 billion to expand its wind energy operations in Iowa. Specifically, Alliant Energy said its Iowa utility, Interstate Power and Light, is seeking regulatory approval to expand its Whispering Willow […]

Waste Management

The Metro Waste Authority Board in Iowa Unanimously Voted to Continue Composting

July 25, 2016

Via: Waste360

The Metro Waste Authority, who is in charge of waste management in Des Moines, Iowa, and surrounding areas, has voted unanimously against returning to the process of combining waste to combat additional costs from compost bags and multiple bins. KCCI […]