Alliant Energy Power Iowa Project Continues in Boone

Posted on 08 August 2013 by KWBG

BOONE, Iowa—Some people in Boone have been wondering about the power poles laying along 10th Street and in other parts of town.  The poles are there because Alliant Energy is in the midst of a multi-million dollar improvement in the services to Boone residents.  The construction project is dubbed Power Iowa and is part of the company’s effort to upgrade safety and service to residents in and near Boone.

The long-term project is slated to last through the next two-years and was actually started a couple of years ago.  In the end, Alliant will be replacing more than 900 poles and up grading more than 19-miles of power line.

Joe Bowers, manager of customer operations is quoted as saying power lines are being up graded to a higher voltage which will increase reliability and allow for future expansion in the community.  A main feature for the utility is the new substation being constructed at 8th and Harrison, the site of the former power plant.  The Alliant substation up grade is also tied to ITC Midwest’s new substation northeast of Boone and the new transmission line that actually runs from Cedar Rapids to Boone.

Alliant is investing $10.5 million for the up grade of poles and transmission lines in Boone and the Boone area.  It’s part of a $94-million upgrade this year.  Because of the work, some minor outages are expected, however Alliant hopes to be able to notify customers before that occurs.

Alliant Energy crew working on Power Iowa project in Boone.

Alliant Energy crew working on Power Iowa project in Boone.

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