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Alliant Energy is honored for its work to increase Supplier Diversity


Diversity is one of Alliant Energy’s core values

Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) has received the 2008 Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Supplier Diversity Innovation Award. This award, presented at the EEI Supplier Diversity Annual Conference in Denver, CO, recognized EEI members for their innovative approaches to diverse supplier development.

EEI reviewed more than 60 utility Supplier Diversity programs and used the following criteria for determining the winners: corporate policy; spend goals; achievements for 2007; outreach to diverse suppliers; and how the program is woven throughout the organization.

Alliant Energy launched its Supplier Diversity program in 2002. “We believe that a variety of supplier perspectives is a priceless resource and key in achieving economic opportunity and growth,” said Chris Lindell, Vice President – Shared Services for Alliant Energy.

Between 2002 and 2007, Alliant Energy spent more than $133 million on products and services supplied by certified minority and woman-owned companies. “Due to planned generation build out and associated environmental upgrades, we have an opportunity to spend over $275 million with certified diverse vendors in the next five years,” said Tom Aller, Senior Vice President – Energy Delivery of Alliant Energy and President – Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL).

On hand to accept the award for Alliant Energy were: Bill Harvey, Chairman, President and CEO; Tom Aller; Peggy Howard-Moore, Vice President – Finance; Chris Lindell; and other members of the Alliant Energy Spend/Supplier Diversity Council.

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