Natural gas flows for the first time to Oakdale

This heating season, a major natural gas expansion project is bringing a new heating fuel to the Oakdale area, US.

Alliant Energy's Wisconsin utility has started serving residents and businesses in and around the area with safe, reliable and cost-effective natural gas. For some customers, this allows a switch from wood, propane or electric heat.

This project is part a larger effort to develop and expand natural gas service to unserved and underserved communities in Wisconsin.

"This project will help unlock economic development opportunities in this area," said John Larsen, President of Alliant Energy's Wisconsin utility. "This is one of several expansion projects we are working on for our customers in Wisconsin. With more natural gas pipelines, we can deliver a cost-effective fuel and create a stronger Wisconsin."

The project involved building more than 21 miles of pipeline from the City of New Lisbon to the Village of Oakdale to serve residential, commercial and industrial customers, at a cost of approximately US$15 million. Construction crews broke ground this March. At times, there were more than 60 workers on site.

Alliant Energy is currently working on expansion projects near the communities of Beaver Dam and Oregon. These projects are expected to be complete in the next few weeks.

Edited from press release by

Published on 16/10/2015


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