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Xcel Energy seeks 3-year rate increase totaling 15.2%

November 1, 2019 Minnesota Star Tribune Mike Hughlett The utility’s proposal, which will be scrutinized by regulators, would cost its electricity customers an average of about $110 more per year by 2020. Xcel Energy wants Minnesotans to pay more for power. The utility’s rates would climb 15.2% over three years under a plan submitted to…

Xcel Energy working on Integrated Resource Plan

October 17, 2019 Mankato, Minnesota (KEYC) Holly Bernstein Xcel Energy is currently working on an Integrated Resource Plan, which determines how it will provide electricity to its customers for the next 15 years. For consumers, the plan maps out the source of their home electricity and how much energy comes from coal, gas, wind and solar power….

Minnesota shuts down oil, manufacturing groups’ attempt to derail Xcel EV pilot

October 14, 2019 Utility Drive Catherine Morehouse Minnesota regulators on Monday stamped out manufacturing and petroleum groups’ attempt to reverse approval of Xcel Energy’s $25 million electric vehicle pilot program. The state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved the program in July, and five large industrial groups, including oil groups Marathon Petroleum and Flint Hills Resources,…

Regulators rip Xcel’s proposed $650 million deal for Mankato power plant

August 10, 2019 / Star Tribune By Mike Hughlett Minnesota’s largest electric utility rejects criticisms from two state agencies.  Xcel Energy’s proposed $650 million purchase of a gas-fired power plant in Mankato has run into strong opposition from two state agencies concerned about its potential impact on ratepayers. Minneapolis-based Xcel in November announced its intent…

Farmers Union hosting renewable energy session

Jul 25, 2019 / Mankato Free Press ST. PETER — Farmers and rural residents can learn about how renewable energy can add value to an operation, create more energy efficiency and save money. The Minnesota Farmers Union is hosting a renewable energy working session Wednesday at the Woods Grill & Bar in St. Peter with…

Replacing Xcel coal power units includes an efficiency push

June 27, 2019 / Electric Light & Power By: Frank Jossi As Xcel Energy prepares a filing to close its last coal units in Minnesota, a lesser-known provision of the settlement announced in May commits the utility to energy savings equivalent to another power plant. The agreement with clean energy organizations and a labor union…

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