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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…

Senate passes legislation that would change approval process for Xcel nuclear costs

May 14, 2018 / Star Tribune   By Mike Hughlett   Legislation’s foes fear it would shift risk from shareholders to ratepayers Legislation passed by the Minnesota Senate would change the state’s approval process for Xcel Energy’s nuclear power costs — a move opposed by consumer and business groups. Xcel said the legislation passed Monday…

Students seek climate change solutions

May 7, 2018 / Post Bulletin By John Molseed Zaria Romero, a Century High School junior and one of the organizers of Sunday’s Community Climate Convening, said having community leaders attend the event was a success itself. “It’s really cool to see who showed up,” he said “It shows that they care about these issues…

Performance-based regulation: How Minnesota is inching toward a new oversight model

April 24, 2018 / Utility Dive By Herman K. Trabish Performance-based regulation needs more work before it is ready to effectively deal with the perverse incentive, according a stakeholder group studying cutting-edge utility oversight proposals in Minnesota. A completely new performance-based regulatory approach may be less effective than innovative alternatives to the existing cost-of-service (COS)…