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Minn. regulators reject Xcel’s purchase of Mankato natural gas plant

September 27, 2019 /

MPR News

By Elizabeth Dunbar

Xcel Energy will retire their last two coal-fired power generating stations. The Allen S. King station will retire in 2028, and the Sherco 3 station will retire in 2030. William Lager MPR News file.

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Friday rejected Xcel Energy’s purchase of a natural gas power plant in Mankato, Minnesota, saying it wasn’t in the public’s interest. Xcel had wanted to purchase the Mankato Energy Center, saying it would help with the utility’s planned early retirement of coal plants in the state. Read More…

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