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An electric and natural gas utility based in Minneapolis.
Electric vehicles for power companies
The Zeus truck now exists in a set of plans. The goal is to build a prototype and sell to utilities.
Giant Paynesville, Minn., solar project stuck at starting gate
While it waits for Xcel Energy to complete a review, the state’s sixth-largest solar project isn't generating a single watt of solar energy.
Xcel Energy's large coal-fired generators at Becker face pressure for retirement
Clean-energy advocates oppose the coal-burning units in Becker.
Monticello nuclear power plant begins sustained operation at higher power level
The long rampup after a major upgrade is done and the Monticello nuclear plant is running full.
Minnesota Xcel Energy customers will see bump in electric bills by Nov.
Bills for residential customers will go up a little more than 1 percent by November.
Minnesota utility regulators put limits on solar gardens
The PUC ruling will stifle some firms’ plans for bigger projects.
Utility regulators set to decide scope of Minnesota community solar garden program
Xcel Energy has objected to solar energy companies’ plans for multiple side-by-side projects.
Cologne, Minn., signs deal to go all-solar for its municipal electricity
Other cities are looking at cost-saving deals with solar developers to offset electricity for government buildings and operations.
Xcel to pay $36M to settle dispute over nuclear plant upgrade
The contractor that made upgrades to the Prairie Island nuclear plant said it had been stiffed by Xcel Energy, but it got $10 million less that what it said it was due.
Off-peak power rates for plug-in vehicle charging get regulators' OK
The new rates, which take effect in about two months at Xcel Energy Inc. and two other utilities, could shave 40 percent or more off the cost.
Big industry, utilities win on energy legislation in Minnesota
But small-scale solar power generators face fees from municipal and cooperative utilities.
Xcel Energy gets permission from FAA to fly drones
The utility will use them to inspect power lines and other energy structures, but only within the operator’s line of sight.
Minnesota utilities flip switch on large segment of $2.1 billion CapX2020 transmission project
Transmission lines will help ease wind energy bottleneck.
Xcel Energy agrees to buy N.D. wind farm project
The utility will complete the project being developed by Edina-based Geronimo Energy.
Political divide emerges over Minnesota energy policy
House bill would let utilities decide which renewable energy sources are cheaper.
Xcel Energy CEO Benjamin Fowke made $7.3 million in 2014
CEO Pay Watch Xcel Energy Inc. Benjamin Fowke III, chairman, president and CEO Total compensation: $7,315,660 for the year ended Dec. 31 Salary: $1,200,000…
Xcel says two-year rate hike in Minnesota will be 6.1 percent
The overall electric rate increase is well short of earlier projections; specific rates for residential and businesses customers won’t be known for weeks.
Regulators put off decision on Xcel Energy's request for size limits on solar gardens
Xcel Energy had raised concern about large projects but must proceed under current rules.
Xcel can't profit from Monticello cost overruns, regulators say
But Utilities Commission said company can’t collect profit on cost overruns.
Xcel asks for changes in solar garden rules
The utility said many proposed community solar projects are so big that they should be competitively bid.
Xcel Energy says proposed giant solar gardens don't look like 'community' projects
Many plans are getting around a requirement that they stay small, and Xcel says these big projects could cost ratepayers.
Investigation: Xcel failures led to reactor cost overruns
Judge conducting inquiry cites management flaws as work at Monticello nuclear power plant ultimately cost twice what was projected.
Aug. 27, 2014: Xcel defends handling of Monticello nuclear plant upgrade
Customers or investors will pay millions for work.
July 9, 2014: Xcel management blamed for cost overruns at Monticello nuke plant
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.
Xcel proposes low-cost, off-peak rates for plug-in cars
Owners would charge them overnight and could pick wind power.
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