President Barack Obama unveiled Monday new power plant regulations designed to combat the earth’s changing climate.
Under new rules, power plants have to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent over the next 15 years.
As of late Monday afternoon, all the Xcel Energy customers in Metro area affected by Friday night’s storm had their power restored. So, how do crews get the power back on? Good Question.
Xcel spokesman Tom Hoen says the Becker Fire Department was called Friday when residual coal and a rubber door seal were spotted smoldering. He says other fire departments helped out over the weekend as hotspots developed.
Almost all of the 250,000 Xcel Energy customers who lost service early Saturday morning during severe storms have now had their power restored.
Xcel Energy says the number of Minnesota customers still without electricity after a weekend storm continues to shrink. A company spokeswoman says as of about 10 p.m. Sunday, the number of customers without service was down to about 5,400 around Twin Cities metro area.
Thousands are still without power in Minnesota more than a day after severe weather caused damage to power lines and outages across parts of the state.
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As the Twin Cities area cleans up from overnight storms, Xcel Energy says around 96,000 customers were still without power by Saturday afternoon, mostly in the western and eastern Twin Cities metro area.
The National Weather Service says an EF-1 tornado touched down in Carver County early Saturday morning during a loud and windy night of severe weather throughout the Twin Cities metro. The tornado caused extensive damage to trees and homes in Watertown and neighboring Hollywood Township.
Workers started installing 300 solar panels at CHS Field Wednesday.
Cologne is the first city in Minnesota to get all of its electricity supplied by the sun.
A power outage Saturday forced the evacuation of all major rides at Valleyfair. The power went out around 5 p.m., amusement park officials said.
North Dakota regulators aren’t endorsing Xcel Energy’s plans for some solar projects in Minnesota. The Minneapolis-based power company is proposing the projects to comply with Minnesota’s mandate that investor-owned utilities get 1.5 percent of their power from the sun by 2020.
Thousands of Twin Cities residents are without power Tuesday evening. Xcel Energy says about 5,000 people are affected in the South St. Paul area, and about 2,000 around northeast Minneapolis.
Operators have safely shut down Unit 2 of the Prairie Island nuclear power plant near Red Wing.
After years of being stuck by the State Fairgrounds and clanking train tracks, the St. Paul Saints are about to play ball in their new home.
Xcel Energy says it has approval from federal regulators to use drones to inspect more than 320,000 miles of electric and natural gas infrastructure.
Clean air advocates, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a subsidiary of Xcel Energy have reached a settlement that will reduce emissions from the Sherco plant in Sherburne County. The settlement was filed Friday in U.S. District Court.
Sitting in a classroom can show you how it’s done. But for 12 Air Force Reserve electricians, there’s only one way to practice it: strapping on climbing belts and gaffs and heading up a pole.
Around 23,000 customers have been affected by a large power outage in parts of the Twin Cities early Wednesday afternoon, according to Xcel Energy.
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For more than 60 years, Xcel Energy’s Burnsville plant has received shipments of coal to generate electricity. That comes to an end Wednesday. The last shipment of coal will roll in at the Black Dog generating station. Xcel Energy will stop generating electricity at the plant with coal in mid-April. It is replacing coal-fired units with a cleaner natural gas-fired unit.
High winds in the Twin Cities are responsible for as many as 8,000 Xcel customers losing their power.
Almost 4,000 people in the Twin Cities are without power Wednesday morning. According to Xcel Energy center roughly 1,924 people in the Rogers area are without power and another 1,948 people are without power near Woodbury.
A company that for years has been planning a wind turbine farm in an area of southeastern North Dakota where endangered birds nest and fly over is proposing changes that might help reduce potential harm.