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Alliant Energy is a utility company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. It has 1 million customers and 4,000 employees. Their services include electric power generation, electric transmission, natural gas/oil transmission pipelines and distribution systems, regulated energy delivery services, renewable energy development, wholesale energy sales, real estate development, finance services, telecommunications, budget management for community-owned utilities, rate consultation services to public utility commissions worldwide, wind turbine service/maintenance contracts, water quality compliance land leasing activities.
Alliant Energy was founded in 1934 as Wisconsin Power & Light Company. The name changed in 1995 after an investment group purchased it from Northwestern Utilities. They moved the corporate offices to Madison. Their subsidiary WPL Inc., which Alliant Energy owns 50% of, offers wind turbine service/maintenance contracts. Alliant Energy has several subsidiaries including Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) which operates coal-fired powerplants in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan; Northern Natural Gas, iControl Retail LLC, Algonquin Gas Transmission Company LLC, MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company (MEHC), which is the owner of MidAmerican Energy Resources Corp., MidAmerican Renewables Inc., MidAmerican Energy Services Co. - Landlord Leasing Division and Kern River Gas Transmission Company; Northern Natural Gas - MEHC owns 100% of Northern Border Pipeline Co.; Alliant Energy owns 48% of Southern Power Company.