Alliant Energy: Back by popular demand: Public tours of the Prairie du Sac Dam

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Back by popular demand: Public tours of the Prairie du Sac Dam

Alliant Energy partnering with Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society on May 15 – 17

Prairie du Sac, Wis. – April 16, 2015 – The public will get another opportunity to tour Alliant Energy’s Prairie du Sac Dam. Last fall, the facility offered public tours as part of its 100th anniversary celebration. Over 900 people toured the hydroelectric facility and helped raise over $4,000 for the Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society.

“The response this past September for the public tours was overwhelming, and despite us adding time slots and increasing the number of participants per tour, we still could not accommodate the demand,” said Amanda Acton, Alliant Energy Manager of Hydroelectric Generation. “We received many requests to offer the tours again, so we are pleased to be doing that next month. We encourage interested people to schedule a tour now as we expect them to sell out again.”

The tours will begin and end at the Tripp Heritage Museum, 565 Water Street, Prairie du Sac. Tour participants will take a five-minute bus ride from the museum to the dam for the 90-minute tours. For those waiting to depart on a tour, the museum continues to feature a display commemorating the dam’s 100th anniversary and the corresponding formation of Lake Wisconsin. The tour costs $5 for adults and children, with all proceeds going to the Sauk Prairie Area Historical Society to support its programs.

The tours will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 15, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17. Tour reservations will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Tour directors will include retired and current Prairie du Sac Dam employees. Photos will be allowed in all areas of the facility.

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Alliant Energy Corporation’s Wisconsin utility subsidiary, Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), utilizes the trade name of Alliant Energy. The Wisconsin utility is based in Madison, Wis., and provides electric service to 465,000 customers and natural gas service to approximately 185,000 customers in more than 600 communities across central and southern Wisconsin. The employees of Alliant Energy focus on delivering the energy and exceptional service their customers and communities expect – safely, efficiently, and responsibly. Visit or call 1-800-ALLIANT (800-255-4268) for more information. Alliant Energy Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LNT.