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Bill to help Xcel plan for hefty nuclear plant costs heads to Senate floor

March 27, 2018 / MPR News By Elizabeth Dunbar Xcel Energy is asking lawmakers for help anticipating how it will pay for the high costs of maintaining nuclear power plants that date back to the early 1970s, and on Tuesday the utility’s plea got a positive reception from a state Senate committee. But the plan…

Minn. bill would allow Xcel to recover nuclear plant costs through carbon rider

March 16, 2018 / S&P Global Market Intelligence By Stephanie Tsao Republicans members of the Minnesota House introduced a bill that would allow Xcel Energy Inc. subsidiary Northern States Power Co. – Minnesota to use a carbon reduction rider to help recover the operating costs of the state’s two nuclear power plants. House File No. 3708, introduced March 12…

Kandiyohi County solar co-op to be discussed Tuesday

March 9, 2018 / West Central Tribune By Tribune Newsroom NEW LONDON — A solar cooperative has been formed in Kandiyohi County, and an informational meeting is slated Tuesday in New London. According to a news release announcing the meeting, joining the Kandiyohi County Solar Co-op is free and is not a commitment to purchase…

Industry lines up against proposed power plant in Superior

March 7, 2018 / Duluth News Tribune By Brooks Johnson Northland mining, paper and energy companies are giving a hard pass to Minnesota Power’s proposed natural gas plant. What’s more, according to testimony filed on their behalf, these businesses would rather be subject to occasional blackouts and pay less for power through a scheme known…

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