Interstate Power and Light pursues 3.5-MW solar project in Iowa

Interstate Power and Light (IPL) on Nov. 30 filed more information with the Iowa Utilities Board on its recent application for certification of eligibility for Renewable Energy Tax Credits for a 3.5 MW (ac) solar facility that will be located at 42°29’29.4″N 90°47’24.5″W in Dubuque County, Iowa.

The completed project would consist of a solar array with a nameplate capacity rating of 3.5 MW. The project timeline is:

  • Sept. 19, 2016: Site identified and property lease obtained (Complete)
  • May 2, 2016: Proper zoning confirmed from City of Dubuque (Complete)
  • July 1, 2016: Request for Proposal (RFP) for Engineering, Procurement and Construction of solar facility issued (Complete)
  • Dec. 1, 2016: Contract for RFP award anticipated
  • March 1, 2017: Civil, Electrical and Foundation engineering and design anticipated to be completed
  • Aug. 31, 2017: Project to be substantially complete and able to generate power

All of the power produced by this facility will be delivered to the IPL-owned Seippel Substation and will be used to offset local energy consumption needs.

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