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Minnesota Regulators Sign Off on Xcel Coal-Plant Shutdown, Direct Utility to ‘Look More Closely’ at Renewables

Mike Hughlett for the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Minnesota utility regulators Thursday approved Xcel Energy’s plans to shut down its big coal-fired generators in Becker, Minn., by 2026, a move that will eventually eliminate the state’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases. They also directed Xcel to submit a plan for replacing a big chunk of that […]

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Colorado Approves $1.1 Billion Wind Farm, 90-Mile Transmission Line

Cathy Proctor for the Denver Business Journal: Xcel Energy Inc.’s proposal for a massive, $1.1 billion 600-megawatt Rush Creek wind farm and 90-mile transmission line in eastern Colorado was approved Friday by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. The three commissions on Friday verbally approved a settlement Xcel (NYSE: XEL) announced in early September in support […]

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Xcel Opts for Less Coal and More Renewables at Its Minnesota Utility

Matthew Bandyk for SNL: Xcel Energy Inc.’s Minnesota utility on Oct. 2 unveiled a major revision to its long-term resource plan, designed to speed up CO2 emissions reductions by ending coal-fired generation at two units at its Sherburne plant and adding new wind and solar more quickly than expected. Unit 2 at the plant, known […]

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Support Grows for Boulder Muni Takeover of Xcel Utility

John Tomasic for the Colorado Statesman: Members of the state’s Public Utility Commission on Wednesday agreed to let five additional groups “intervene” in a case that involves this city negotiating to buy Xcel Energy’s local power-distribution equipment as part of a voter-backed effort to run a clean-energy-sourced municipal utility. Interveners in the PUC case can […]

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