Minnesota Senate Approves Natural Gas Power Plant In BeckerThe Minnesota Legislature is moving to side-step utility regulators by approving a new Xcel Energy power plant in central Minnesota.
Xcel, Other US Utilities Seek Solar As Trump Sides With Coal, Fossil FuelsThe plunging cost of solar power is leading U.S. electric companies to capture more of the sun just when President Donald Trump is moving to boost coal and other fossil fuels.
Senate Committee Gives Go-Ahead For Gas Power Plant In BeckerA Minnesota Senate committee on Thursday approved a go-ahead for Xcel Energy to build a huge natural gas power plant north of the Twin Cities metro in Becker.
Xcel Offering Homeowners Green Energy OpportunitiesXcel Energy is now offering up some new opportunities for people to power their homes using wind and solar energy.
With No Powerlines, What Powers Downtown Mpls.?WCCO goes into the bowels of downtown Minneapolis to reveal, for the first time, the elaborate underground power network that keeps downtown humming.
St. Olaf To Run On Renewable Wind EnergySt. Olaf College will soon run completely on renewable wind energy. According to Xcel Energy, the Northfield college is pairing up with the energy company to be a part of their Windsource program.
Xcel Announces Wind Farm Project That Would Power 400,000 HomesXcel Energy announced Tuesday that it’s planning to build four wind farms in Minnesota and North Dakota as part of a project that would bring renewable energy to nearly 400,000 homes.
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.

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