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Xcel Energy plans natural gas-fired plants near Fargo

May 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Xcel Energy is proposing two new natural gas-fired power plants 70 miles south of here to meet electricity needs at times of peak demand.
If approved by regulators, the two units, each capable of generating up to 215 megawatts of electricity, would be built near Hankinson and go into service in 2018 and 2019. Continue Reading

Xcel Energy donates $4 thousand to Fargo Park District

November 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Xcel Energy has donated $4,000 to the Fargo Park District for art initiatives.
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Xcel requests Minnesota electric rate hike

November 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Xcel Energy is asking Minnesota regulators for a 10.7 percent increase in electric rates. Continue Reading

Xcel no longer backing Prairie Island upgrade

October 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Xcel Energy Inc. is no longer backing a proposed upgrade at its Prairie Island nuclear power plant near Red Wing, the company told Minnesota regulators in a filing. Continue Reading

Xcel shuts down 2 Minn. nuclear reactors

August 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Xcel Energy Inc. has shut down two of Minnesota’s three nuclear reactors.
The Monticello plant had been operating at 10-percent power since the weekend, and operators shut down Prairie Island’s Unit 1 plant Tuesday. Continue Reading

Storms, high wind leave 72,000 without power in Minnesota

June 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Crews are making progress toward restoring power after strong thunderstorms pounded the Twin Cities metro area overnight, but more storms are on the way.
About 80,000 Xcel Energy customers lost power at the peak early Tuesday. By early afternoon, that was down to about 20,000. Continue Reading

Some Minnesota coal plants may face end of the line

May 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Midwest utilities face decisions about what to do with their oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants in the face of coming environmental regulations and concerns about greenhouse gases associated with climate change. And they’re considering an answer that less than a decade ago would have seemed crazy using natural gas to replace coal. Continue Reading

Early morning outage in Grand Forks impacts 1,900 customers

April 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A power outage affected about 1,900 customers in a north-central area of Grand Forks on Saturday morning, according to Mark Nisbet, a manager with Xcel Energy. Continue Reading

Minnesota rules updated to fight haze in BWCA, Voyageurs Natiional Park

March 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

xState regulators are preparing to add some enforcement teeth to rules meant to cut the haze that sometimes clouds the views in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park. Continue Reading

Xcel Energy criticized by Colorado regulators for using private jets

March 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minneapolis-based utility is seeking $1.1 million for use of its two corporate jets as part of a $142 million electricity-rate increase. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission staff says ratepayers shouldn’t pick up the tab.
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