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The Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Wind Turbine Technician Program has received a $5,000 grant from Alliant Energy, which owns and operates wind farms in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

"We are so thankful for this generous grant and support from Alliant Energy," says DMACC Wind Energy Program Chair Dean Hoffmann. "We will be able to purchase state-of-the-art equipment that will benefit DMACC wind energy students."

DMACC students get hands-on safety training in the two-year Wind Turbine Technician Program, and Hoffmann says the money will be used to buy climbing harnesses and related safety equipment.

Julie Bauer, executive director of the Alliant Energy Foundation, comments, "Wind is an important element in our generation portfolio, and we appreciate DMACC's efforts to train workers for this specialized field."



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