Construction Completed On The Largest Solar Grid In The MidwestMinnesota is now home to the largest solar energy facility in the Midwest.
Xcel To Shut Down Becker Energy PlantThe state's largest emitter of greenhouse gases will be shutting down. The move is part of Xcel Energy's effort to find more renewable energy alternatives.
Xcel Energy Switching To LED Street Lights In MinnesotaXcel Energy is installing new LED street lights across nearly 350 communities, starting with the Osakis area this week.
Chinese Delegates In Minn. To Learn 'Hot-Line' Technique From XcelA delegation from China traveled to the Twin Cities to learn from Xcel Energy. The utility company's crews do daily maintenance on power lines, and often people at home are none the wiser.
Xcel: Nearly 15K Customers Without Power In MetroThousands in the metro may be without power during one of the hottest stretches of weather this summer. Just before 6 a.m., Xcel Energy Center reported that over 21,000 customers in the metro were without power.
Xcel Energy Offers Up Tips On Beating The HeatHeat and humidity are making their way into Minnesota Wednesday afternoon. At 1 p.m. Wednesday, an excessive heat warning goes into effect for much of the state of Minnesota. They will stay in effect until 7 p.m. Friday.
$250M Xcel Energy Wind Farm Dedicated In North DakotaOfficials have dedicated a $250 million wind farm in northern North Dakota that was more than a dozen years in the making.
Power Restored To Nearly All Xcel CustomersThree days after a major storm wiped out electricity for more than 250,000 customers, nearly all have resumed power.
Thousands Still Without Power After StormsTwo days after powerful storms hit the metro, thousands of people are still without power. High winds knocked down two high voltage power lines around Rogers on Tuesday night. It made 15 miles of roadway impassable.
Thousands Still Without Power After Severe WeatherXcel Energy said in a statement Wednesday night that they expect crews to restore power to most of northwestern Minnesota by Thursday night, and southeastern Minnesota by Friday night.
Downed Power Lines Cause 'Nightmare' In RogersCrews were able to clear roads in Rogers by late Wednesday afternoon after storms set power lines toppling on county roads.
Acres Of Bee, Butterfly Habitat UnveiledA Minneapolis-based company is giving some bugs a much-needed boost. Xcel Energy is dedicating seven acres of land to monarch butterflies, honey bees and other pollinators.

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