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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,…

Minnesota rejects Xcel’s 720 MW Mankato gas plant purchase over stranded asset concerns

October 1, 2019 Utility Drive Catherine Morehouse Minnesota regulators on Friday unanimously rejected Xcel Minnesota’s proposal to purchase a 720 MW natural gas plant, citing concerns the plant could close early and leave customers with hundreds of millions of dollars in stranded asset costs. But the decision will not impact the utility’s ability to operate the plant…

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

September 27, 2019 / MPR News By Elizabeth Dunbar                                             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…

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…

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