Xcel Energy Plans To Retire 2 Of 3 Coal-Fired Sherco UnitsXcel Energy has announced a plan to retire two of the three units at Minnesota's largest power plant, its Sherco facility in Becker.
EPA Orders 40 Percent Cut In Minnesota Carbon Emissions By 2030The Environmental Protection Agency is ordering a 40 percent cut in Minnesota's carbon emissions by 2030. Most of that will come from power plants, like Xcel's Sherco plant in Becker.
ND Refuses Endorsement Of Xcel Energy's Solar ProjectsNorth Dakota utility regulators have again refused to endorse a Minneapolis-based company's plans for some solar projects in Minnesota. The Public Service Commission's action Wednesday was the second time this year that the panel shot down Xcel Energy's plans for solar projects.
ND Regulators To Review Xcel Energy's Solar ProjectsA Minneapolis-based power company is again asking North Dakota regulators to endorse plans for some solar projects in Minnesota.
Dayton Drew Big Inaugural Checks After ElectionAfter easily securing a second term as Minnesota governor, Democrat Mark Dayton landed sizable checks toward his early-January inauguration, including some from corporations whose leaders favored the GOP nominee in the race.
Minnesota Prepares For Obama's Call To Cut EmissionsPresident 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.
Good Question: How Do Crews Get The Power Back On?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 Energy Says Fire Now Out In Sherco Coal Storage BarnXcel 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.
Xcel Energy Almost Done Restoring Power After StormsAlmost 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 Hopes To Have Nearly All Power Restored SundayXcel 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 Still Without Power Day After Severe StormsThousands 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.
4 Things To Know: Power Outages, Trump Under Fire & A Record-Breaking ConcertHere’s what you need to know for July 19, 2015.