FairCast receives over $43,000 in energy efficiency rebates

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FairCast receives over $43,000 in energy efficiency rebates

Custom rebate program helps new owners update production line and pollution controls

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – January 18, 2019 – When the new owners of FairCast began operations in June 2017 they wanted to install energy-efficient equipment to improve the facility and its operations. A $43,797.86 rebate from Alliant Energy helped the iron casting company upgrade its air compressors and bag house pollution control system.

These improvements will reduce FairCast’s energy use by over 345,000 kWh and save the Fairfield, Iowa company approximately $27,000 a year on their energy bills.

“FairCast greatly appreciates the ongoing partnership with Alliant Energy. These financial incentives provide additional funding for our energy efficiency program,” said Roger Vorhies, FairCast board member. “Since we took over this operation, Alliant Energy has been with us every step of the way working with us on energy efficiency projects and working to make sure our company is a success!”

“This project is going to make us more energy efficient and will assist us in improving our bottom line,” said Ken Ledoux, FairCast president and general manager.

“It has been a pleasure to work with the FairCast team,” said David Vollmar, key account manager for Alliant Energy. “We appreciate their commitment to reduce their impact on the environment and applaud their focus to pursue energy efficiency projects.

Custom rebates are available to Alliant Energy’s retail electric and gas customers located in the company’s Iowa service area. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com/customrebates or call 1-866-ALLIANT (866-255-4268).


Photo (from left to right): FairCast Board Member Roger Vorhies, Alliant Energy Senior Account Manager David Vollmar and FairCast Plant Manager Jim Steinbeck.

Alliant Energy Corporation’s Iowa energy company, Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL), utilizes the trade name of Alliant Energy. The Iowa utility is based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and provides electric service to 490,000 retail customers and natural gas service to 220,000 retail customers. The employees of Alliant Energy focus on delivering the energy solutions and exceptional service their customers and communities expect – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: LNT) is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and is a component of the S&P 500. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com.