Alliant Energy, Focus on Energy: Partnering on library initiative

Alliant Energy Contact: Scott Reigstad (608) 458-3145

Focus on Energy Contact: Lynn Belken (608) 249-9322, ext. 110

Libraries receiving energy efficiency materials and display to house them

MADISON, WI – December 10, 2009 – Alliant Energy and Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide resource for energy efficiency and renewable energy, are continuing their partnership to provide libraries throughout Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin utility service territory with energy efficiency information for their patrons. Earlier this year, libraries received DVD’s of Alliant Energy’s award winning PowerHouse Television Show, an educational program designed to improve the energy efficiency, safety and comfort of homes, as well as a portable electric meters that patrons could checkout to measure the energy usage of their household appliances.

This week, Alliant Energy and Focus on Energy began providing libraries with acrylic table-top literature holders and residential energy efficiency fact sheets and materials from Focus on Energy. The intent is to create a high-profile, central point in each library for energy efficiency information, including the PowerHouse DVDs and Focus on Energy literature.

“Libraries are an excellent resource and natural gathering place within the communities we serve and we are pleased to be working with them and with Focus on Energy to help highlight residential energy efficiency,” said Linda Mattes, Alliant Energy Director of Energy Efficiency and Renewables. “Our goal is to educate and inform homeowners and renters about energy efficiency practices and libraries are a great way to reach this group and encourage energy savings.”

When libraries run low on energy efficiency materials, they can contact Focus on Energy via their website ( to request more.

Alliant Energy is an energy-services provider with subsidiaries serving approximately 1 million electric and over 400,000 natural gas customers. Providing its customers in the Midwest with regulated electric and natural gas service is the company’s primary focus. Wisconsin Power and Light, the company’s Wisconsin utility subsidiary, serves approximately 450,000 electric and 175,000 natural gas customers. Alliant Energy, headquartered in Madison, Wis., is a Fortune 1000 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LNT. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at

Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed, or to complete projects sooner than scheduled. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control the state’s growing demand for electricity and natural gas. For more information, call (800) 762-7077 or visit .