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Judge recommends against Minnesota Power’s proposed Superior plant

July 3, 2018 / Business North A Minnesota administrative law judge has decided Minnesota Power has not shown it needs to make 250 megawatts of new electricity available from a proposed generation plant in Superior. As a result,Judge Jeanne M. Cochran recommends the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) deny a plan for the Duluth-based utility…

Judge rules Superior natural gas plant not necessary

July 3, 2018 / KBJR6.com By Anthony Matt TWIN PORTS – A big blow has been dealt to a proposed natural gas plant in Superior. Judge Jeanne M. Cochran  An Administrative Law Judge has ruled the $700-million proposed natural gas plant, known as Nemadji Trail Energy Center is not only not needed it’s not even in the public…

Minnesota judge recommends against proposed Dairyland natural gas plant

July 4, 2018 / La Crosse Tribune  By Chris Hubbuch Dairyland Power’s plans to build a $700 million natural gas plant in Superior could be in jeopardy after a Minnesota judge found the plant is not in the public’s best interest. A Minnesota judge on Monday recommended that regulators deny Minnesota Power’s proposal for the…

Bill Supporting Xcel Energy Nuclear Plants Dies in Minnesota

May 24, 2018 / Power Magazine By Aaron Larson A bill that would have provided more cost-recovery certainty for Xcel Energy’s two Minnesota nuclear plants didn’t get through the state House of Representatives prior to the legislative session ending on May 20, effectively killing the measure. The bill would have allowed Xcel to submit proposals to the…

Nuclear cost oversight of Xcel stays in place after Minnesota House kills bill to change it

May 21, 2018 / Star Tribune By Mike Hughlett Measure altering nuclear cost oversight comes up short in Legislature. Legislation that would have changed the state’s approval process for Xcel Energy’s nuclear power investments — a measure opposed by consumer and business groups — has died in the Minnesota House. The legislation would have essentially…