Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule Takes Effect Oct. 1Xcel Energy announced that the Minnesota Cold Weather Rule will be taking effect Friday.
'It's Gonna Be A Big Bill': Natural Gas Prices Up 80% Since Last SeptemberNatural gas prices increased by 80% since last September. In Minnesota, two out of three households heat with natural gas.
How Minnesota's Power Grid Handles The HeatWe've had the hottest start to June on record. With more AC cranking days on the way, we wondered how our power grid is handling the heat.
Grid Congestion Caps Rooftop Solar Ambitions In NorthfieldThe explosive growth of community solar projects to meet demand from Twin Cities customers is curtailing clean energy options in a southern Minnesota college town.
Where Does Minnesota's Power Come From?Minnesota's biggest electric utilities - Xcel Energy and Minnesota Power - have pledged to go carbon-free by 2050.
How To Avoid Frozen Pipes During Record-Setting Cold WeekendArctic-like temperatures put stress on both homes and people who have to work outside.
Crash On Highway 7 Knocks Out Power In The West MetroHundreds were without power and a highway was closed Thursday morning following a crash in the west metro.
Xcel's Prairie Island Nuclear Plant Partnering With Research Lab To Produce HydrogenWater is made out of three atoms: one oxygen and two hydrogen. The proposed project would use Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Station's steam and electricity to split water and separate the hydrogen.
Xcel Energy: Power Restored After Thousands Affected Near U of M CampusPower has been restored to thousands of customers Wednesday night after an outage near the University of Minnesota campus.
Hundreds Get Rare View Of The Iconic Mississippi River While Levels Are Lowered For InspectionsHundreds of people have gotten a unique look at the Mississippi River the last few days. It's an opportunity that hasn't happened in over a decade.
'This Year Has Been Really Tough': People Serving People In Need Of Volunteers, DonationsWith so much change this year, the need as never been greater for many organizations. It's also never been more challenging, because of limitations on the ability to join together.
Xcel Energy Working To Restore Power To Over 17,500 Minnesotans Affected By Severe StormsXcel Energy crews are working to restore power to thousands of customers in Minnesota affected by the severe storms that rolled through the state Friday evening.
Minnesota's Community Solar Garden Initiative Maintains Growth Amid ChallengesMinnesota’s community solar garden initiative continues to be the largest in the country even after dodging relentless utility opposition, a crippling pandemic and market forces that could have slowed growth.
Xcel Energy: More Than 10K Without Power Across MN And Western WI Due To Overnight StormsSevere rain and thunderstorms rolled through Minnesota and western Wisconsin late Friday night and early Saturday morning, leaving at least 10,000 people without power.
Xcel: Power Restored After Thousands Affected In Wright Co.Xcel Energy has restored power to its customers in Wright County after thousands lost power for about fifteen minutes Wednesday morning.