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Alliant Energy Receives Approval From PSCW To Acquire Riverside Energy Center

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4/5/2012 6:33 PM ET

Alliant Energy Corp. (LNT: Quote) said that its subsidiary Wisconsin Power and Light Company or WPL has received approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin or PSCW to purchase the Riverside Energy Center from Riverside Energy Center, LLC, a subsidiary of Calpine Corp.(CPN: Quote) for approximately $392 million.

The Riverside Energy Center is a 600MW combined cycle natural gas-fired electric generating facility located in Beloit, Wisconsin. It began operation in 2004. WPL currently has a purchase power agreement with Riverside for approximately 500MW. Under the purchase power agreement, WPL has the option to purchase Riverside if it exercises the option on or before May 31, 2012.

The company said that WPL is still evaluating the potential purchase and the PSCW order. WPL will make a decision whether to exercise its option to purchase Riverside on or before May 31, 2012. If WPL does exercise its option, closing is expected to occur by December 31, 2012.

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