David Shaffer

Reporter | Energy and business
Phone: 612-673-7090
David Shaffer is a veteran reporter and editor for the Star Tribune, with more than three decades of experience on daily newspapers.

Recent content from David Shaffer

Xcel defends handling of Monticello nuclear plant upgrade

Customers or investors will pay millions for work.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:55 PM

Pipeline changes will send more Canadian oil into Minnesota

Enbridge Energy plans to increase Canadian oil shipments by temporarily switching flows on pipelines. A climate change group criticized the move.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 11:47 AM

Large solar array planned at Camp Ripley

The utility would add other generators, giving the base backup power in an outage.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 06:03 AM

Aug. 1: Xcel will build multistate power transmission projects

The utility is entering the competitive business of building large transmission projects to serve customers beyond its own. Xcel sees opportunities in the Midwest and Southwest.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:25 AM

July 12: Xcel board under scrutiny in Monticello cost overrun

Company denied claim that board’s role in “dysfunctional” process led to overruns on Monticello project.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:24 AM

DNR: Consider rerouting proposed Sandpiper pipeline

It is the second state agency to suggest that regulators look at alternative routes to avoid lakes, rivers and wetlands in northern Minnesota.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 11:33 PM

Power surge in Minnesota's solar industry

The industry, once focused largely on installing solar photovoltaic panels for homes, businesses and government, now is seeing a surge in investment by electric utilities.

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 05:55 PM

Door open for new Enbridge Energy pipeline route in northern Minnesota

PUC commissioners will study an alternative path for Enbridge Energy’s project in Minnesota.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 10:41 PM

Xcel to increase safety-related investments in its natural gas system

The company says it wants to invest more to replace old natural gas lines, equipment.

Updated: August 06, 2014, - 09:44 PM

Regulators consider route for oil pipeline

With current route, the Enbridge pipeline would go through the headwaters of the Mississippi.

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 08:57 PM

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