April 2004 - The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced that Alliant Energy's Second Nature green pricing program has earned the Green-e seal of approval. Under the Green-e program, utility green pricing programs can become certified if they meet or exceed locally established criteria related to the type of renewable resources used, product pricing, marketing, and customer education.
Alliant Energy's Second Nature program provides the utility's residential and business customers with the option to purchase electricity generated from renewable energy sources for an extra 2¢/kWh. Power for the program is supplied from wind farms in Minnesota and Iowa and a landfill gas facility in Wisconsin. In 2003, program participants supported nearly 28 million kWh of renewables-based electricity generation, or enough to fully power 2,900 homes.
News Release - Alliant Energy Offers Green-e Certified Renewable Energy to More than 500,000 Customers