Company denied claim that board’s role in “dysfunctional” process led to overruns on Monticello project.
Updated: July 12, 2014, - 06:06 AM
A key question is whether Xcel’s customers or investors will pick up the $345 million in cost overruns. Xcel is pushing regulators to make ratepayers pay the entire cost of the Monticello upgrade.
Updated: July 09, 2014, - 05:49 AM
In a boost for the biofuels industry, Minnesota on Tuesday becomes the first state in the nation to mandate a 10 percent minimum blend of biodiesel in diesel fuel sold at the pump.
Updated: June 29, 2014, - 07:20 PM
Xcel’s coal-fired generators at Becker may require expensive retrofits or early retirement.
Updated: June 25, 2014, - 08:59 PM
The state Commerce Department, which analyzes utility rates on behalf of consumers, wants regulators to throw out more than half of Xcel’s requested rate hike of $291 million over two years.
Updated: June 24, 2014, - 05:42 AM
Advocates say the proposal, which must be OK’d by the Public Utilities Commission, will promote conservation.
Updated: June 23, 2014, - 10:05 AM
Regulators and utilities are still parsing a complex greenhouse gas rule proposed by federal regulators.
Updated: June 21, 2014, - 04:40 PM
Oil production in North Dakota has boomed over the past six years, and finally passed the 1 million barrel per day mark in April.
Updated: June 17, 2014, - 11:08 PM
The site of a pipeline rupture has become a research center unlike any other in the world.
Updated: June 15, 2014, - 07:12 PM