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.
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.