October 24, 2014 5:49 PM ET

Electric Utilities

Company Overview of Wisconsin Power and Light Company

Company Overview

Wisconsin Power and Light Company generates and distributes electricity in southern and central Wisconsin. It also distributes and transports natural gas. As of December 31, 2013, the company owned approximately 16,379 miles of overhead electric distribution lines and 5,070 miles of underground electric distribution cables, as well as 303 substation distribution transformers; and 4,131 miles of gas mains located in Wisconsin. It supplied electric service to 460,396 retail customers; and natural gas to 182,647 retail customers. The company was founded in 1917 and is based in Madison, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Power and Light Company is a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation.

4902 North Biltmore Lane

Madison, WI 53718

United States

Founded in 1917

1,277 Employees



Key Executives for Wisconsin Power and Light Company

Chairman of The Board
Age: 54
Age: 50
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 60
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Age: 53
Senior Vice President
Age: 60
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Wisconsin Power and Light Company Key Developments

Wisconsin Power and Light Company Reports Unaudited Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

Wisconsin Power and Light Company reported unaudited earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported GAAP income of $54.8 million or $0.49 per share against $42.0 million or $0.38 per share a year ago. Non- GAAP net income was $0.49 million or $54.8 per share against $43.0 million or $0.39 per share a year ago.

Wisconsin Power and Light Company Announces Changes in Management Team, Effective on March 31, 2014

On February 10, 2014, Thomas L. Aller notified the Board of Directors of Wisconsin Power and Light Company that he will retire from his positions as Senior Vice President-Operations Support of WPL, effective on March 31, 2014. Also on February 11, 2014, the Board of WPL appointed Douglas R. Kopp Senior Vice President effective March 1, 2014. Mr. Kopp served as Vice President- Environmental Affairs of AEC, IPL and WPL since 2013, Director-Environmental Affairs of AEC, IPL and WPL from 2011 to 2013, Plant Manager of IPL's Prairie Creek Generating Station in 2010, Plant Manager of IPL's Sutherland Generating Station from 2009 to 2010, and Plant Manager of IPL's Sixth Street Generating Station from 2006 to 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Kopp held positions at AEC, IPL and WPL in the areas of economic development, customer service and regulatory pricing.

Wisconsin Power and Light Company and Partners Receives Approval to Upgrade Columbia Energy Center

Wisconsin Power and Light Company, or WPL and its co-owner utility partners have received final regulatory approval to upgrade the coal pulverizers and steam turbines at the Columbia Energy Center. The upgrades approved by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin will help lower operating costs and improve the efficiency and reliability of the generating station located near Portage, Wis. The Columbia Energy Center upgrade project includes replacing twelve pulverizers and upgrading two steam turbines installed when the plant was constructed in the 1970s. Installing this newer technology is designed to increase the plant's operating capacity by nearly 10%, bringing more low-cost electricity to utility customers. Construction of the project is expected to begin in 2015, with an anticipated completion in 2017. The investment in new technology and equipment is expected to be approximately $130 million and will be shared by Alliant Energy's Wisconsin utility and the co-owners: Madison Gas and Electric Company, and Wisconsin Public Service Corporation.

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