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Xcel’s Interstate Power Line To Act As ‘Indirect Link’ To Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

Construction crews have started work in southeast New Mexico on the first of several high-voltage transmission line segments that will come together as a single, 240-mile “Power for the Plains” corridor linking Texas with New Mexico, Xcel Energy has announced. [Read More]

Xcel Energy Proposes Another Hefty U.S. Wind Expansion

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

The Minneapolis-based company is seeking to bring 1,230 MW of wind power to Texas and New Mexico. Just last week, Xcel also announced big wind plans for the Upper Midwest.

ALLETE Bringing PTC-Qualifying Wind Farm To North Dakota

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2017

ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of ALLETE Inc., is further highlighting the 100 MW wind farm it plans to build in North Dakota as part of Xcel Energy’s newly announced plans to bring more wind energy to the [Read More]

Xcel Energy Announces Big Wind Plans For Upper Midwest

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy has rolled out a proposal to add seven wind farms in the Upper Midwest. Totaling 1,500 MW of wind energy and increasing the utility’s Upper Midwest wind fleet by 60%, the projects would be situated in Minnesota, North [Read More]

Mortenson Building North America’s Biggest Single-Phase Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

Renewable energy contractor Mortenson has been selected to build what it says will be the largest single-phase wind farm ever built in North America. The 600 MW Rush Creek Wind Project, owned and operated by Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy, will be [Read More]

Xcel Energy Welcomes Board Member From Finance, Renewables Sectors

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

Daniel Yohannes, who has extensive experience working for the government and in finance and renewables, has been elected to Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy’s board of directors. Yohannes most recently served as the U.S. ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and [Read More]

Xcel Powers Up 200 MW North Dakota Wind Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 30, 2016

Xcel Energy’s Courtenay Wind Farm, a 200 MW project in North Dakota, is now fully operational. The project is located near Courtenay, north of Jamestown – a wind-abundant area ideal for wind development, says Xcel. The project comprises 100 Vestas [Read More]

Xcel Receives 400 MW Proposal From Dakota Power Community Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 16, 2016

Dakota Power Community Wind – a wind energy project of up to 1 GW in southeast South Dakota – has partnered with an undisclosed Fortune 500 company to respond to Xcel Energy’s $2 billion request for 1.5 GW of wind [Read More]

Thanks To Xcel Energy Partnership, Minnesota College Goes 100% Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 16, 2016

Xcel Energy and Northfield, Minn.-based St. Olaf College have joined forces to provide the school with 100% wind energy. St. Olaf will use Windsource, an Xcel Energy program, to power the 56 buildings on its Northfield campus. Choosing renewable energy [Read More]

Xcel Reveals Plans For Big Midwest Wind Portfolio

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 25, 2016

Xcel Energy has announced plans to build four new wind farms totaling 750 MW in Minnesota and North Dakota. According to Xcel, the projects, once operational, will provide enough energy to power nearly 400,000 homes. “The new wind portfolio delivers [Read More]