Xcel Energy

An electric and natural gas utility based in Minneapolis.

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52 Week High 37.89
52 Week Low 28.02
Volume 1584284
Bid (Size) 100
Ask (Size) 500
Today's Range 37.94 - 37.50
Shares Outstanding 505685923
Dividend Yield 1.20

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Xcel defends expensive nuclear upgrade

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 19 2013 - 11:11 AM

Xcel Energy Inc. on Friday defended massive cost overruns during the five-year upgrade of its nuclear power plant in Monticello, Minn.The utility completed the $665 million project in July, and...

Xcel wins approval for four Midwest wind farms

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 18 2013 - 5:16 AM

Minnesota utility regulators on Thursday approved Xcel Energy’s plan to add four Upper Midwest wind farms that will boost its wind power capacity in the region by 42 percent.The decision by the...

Prairie Island nuclear plant repair goes on despite NRC partial shutdown

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 15 2013 - 9:09 PM

Xcel Energy Inc. said Tuesday that a major overhaul of its Prairie Island nuclear power plant in Red Wing, Minn., is moving forward without interruption despite the partial shutdown of the federal...

Xcel Energy opens way for solar gardens

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 1 2013 - 5:13 AM

Xcel Energy said Monday that it intends to double the amount of solar power on its Minnesota system by giving customers the option of purchasing part of a central solar-generating array — a...

Xcel’s Sherco generator is repaired, ready soon

ARTICLE Updated: Sep 4 2013 - 9:31 PM

Xcel Energy said Wednesday it has completed repairs to its giant Sherco unit 3 coal-fired generator, which has been offline since a catastrophic accident in November 2011.The 900-megawatt unit in...

Local company news roundup

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 29 2013 - 10:24 AM

REGULATIONThe U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission affirmed its preliminary finding that Xcel Energy Inc.’s Monticello, Minn., nuclear power plant was unprepared to quickly build dikes against...

Large coal power plants getting life extensions

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 14 2013 - 10:22 AM

By David Shaffer  • dshaffer@startribune.comBIG STONE CITY, S.D. – The nation’s big coal-burning power plants are not ready to become dinosaurs.Utilities are making substantial investments to keep...

Xcel, seeing a good deal, adds even more wind power

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 14 2013 - 5:43 AM

Xcel Energy said Tuesday it will purchase another wind farm being developed in North Dakota, the fourth wind power project the Minneapolis-based utility has announced in the past month.The company...

Upgrading older coal power plants

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 13 2013 - 7:59 PM

It’s expensive to upgrade coal-burning power plants to control smokestack emissions of mercury and other pollutants. The new technology doesn’t reduce greenhouse...

Xcel Energy says rates will go up 3.8 percent overall

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 9 2013 - 8:57 PM

The scaled-back electric rate increase for Minnesota Xcel Energy customers is 3.8 percent, the company said late Friday.Minnesota utility regulators approved the new rate Thursday, but the amount and...

PUC slashes Xcel rate hike, votes to probe reactor upgrade

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 8 2013 - 11:32 PM

Utility regulators on Thursday pledged to investigate massive cost overruns at Xcel Energy’s Monticello nuclear plant and slashed the utility’s rate increase request for its 1.2 million...

PUC deliberates Xcel rate request

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 8 2013 - 12:09 PM

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) today is deliberating a rate hike sought by Xcel Energy Inc. and could deliver a decision as soon as this afternoon that affects the finances of 1.2...

PUC could rule on Xcel rate hike request Thursday

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 6 2013 - 8:41 PM

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) heard final arguments from Xcel Energy and other interests Tuesday over the utility’s request to increase rates for its 1.2 million electric customers...

Xcel Energy’s Monticello reactor back at full power

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 6 2013 - 11:18 AM

Xcel Energy Inc. said Monday that its refurbished Monticello nuclear reactor is again running at full power, just as state regulators begin considering how much the utility will be able to raise...

Xcel wants more Minnesota rate hikes, partly for nuclear costs

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 1 2013 - 9:57 PM

Xcel Energy Inc.’s electric customers in Minnesota could face two or three more years of rate increases, the utility said Thursday.As the power company awaits regulators’ decision on a pending rate...

Xcel CEO doubts Minneapolis will set up city power company

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 1 2013 - 5:26 PM

The top executive of Xcel Energy said Thursday he doesn’t believe the city of Minneapolis will kick out the company in favor of a municipal utility.In remarks to investment analysts, Xcel CEO...

Schafer: Memo to Xcel: Try less outrage, more savvy

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 31 2013 - 11:14 PM

Most CEOs mask their anger in public, a skill that helps them get the top job in the first place.Not Xcel Energy’s Ben Fowke.This CEO of a Fortune 500 company arrived mad at a meeting with Star...

Minnesota CEO pay: Lots of options

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 29 2013 - 9:46 AM

Chief executives across Minnesota rushed to convert their stock options into cash and stock last year, riding a bull market that jumped more than 16 percent in 2012.Among the findings within the Star...

Xcel Energy weighs exit from Minneapolis under municipal utility

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 26 2013 - 6:28 AM

If the city of Minneapolis forms a municipal electric utility, it stands to lose one of its biggest downtown employers: Xcel Energy.Xcel CEO Ben Fowke said in an interview Thursday that the utility...

Biomass burner Koda Energy invests in safer technology

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 19 2013 - 8:47 PM

Koda Energy, whose combined heat-and-power plant in Shakopee shut down after an explosion and fire in April, says it will invest $6.8 million to replace two damaged biomass-storage silos with a new...

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