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Governor Branstad, Alliant Energy make $1 billion announcement

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Governor Branstad announced Wednesday that Iowa will expand it's wind energy production.

The announcement comes thanks for an investment of $1 billion from Alliant Energy.

The Utility company is seeking approval to expand the Whispering Willow Wind Farm in Franklin County.

500 Megawatts of clean energy will be added thanks to the project.

"The consumers and businesses their utility rates are not going to go up for a long time so this is good. It's low cost, it's reliable and it's also going to generate some income for farmers and property taxes for local government so it's a win-win situation. We're very excited about it," Governor Branstad says.

He tells us  the project will also bring many jobs to the state.

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