Posts Tagged ‘Xcel’

Xcel is backing away from coal power in Colorado – but who pays?

Today, rumbling conveyor belts feed a stream of coal to units 1 and 2 at Xcel Energy's Comanche Generating Station, just outside Pueblo. But the endless flow of coal and the roaring boilers could begin to go quiet in the next four years under a plan before Colorado regulators. View full post on Wind Power […]

Xcel Energy Wind Energy Expansion

Today, the Public Utility Commission of Texas gave verbal approval for a 1,230-megawatt wind energy expansion for Texas and New Mexico, the last approval needed before construction can begin. Xcel said the main goal is to save hundreds of millions of dollars in production costs over a 30-year period. View full post on Wind Power […]

Xcel Energy has hopes for wind and solar projects with battery storage

An Xcel Energy proposal that attracted a multitude of low-cost bids to develop wind and solar projects in Colorado that include battery storage is raising hopes that the concept could become more widespread, including in A Minnesota. Wind and solar farms can produce electricity only A intermittently, and industrial-scale batteries are seen as way to […]

Xcel Energy Xcel Energy Announces Plans to Achieve Nation-Leading Wind Energy Milestone by 2021

Xcel Energy announced plans today to build and own a new 300-megawatt wind farm in South Dakota, adding to the company's nation-leading wind expansion strategy. This project puts Xcel Energy on pace to be the first utility in the nation to surpass 10,000 megawatts of wind on its system, which would be more than enough […]

Xcel unveils new wind power projects in the Southwest

Xcel Energy announced three large new wind power plants this week, with two slated for Texas and one for New Mexico. The new projects come a week after Minneapolis-based Xcel unveiled three new wind farms for the Upper Midwest, including its largest yet for the region. View full post on Wind Power News

Xcel plans $1.6B wind farms in NM, West Texas

Xcel Energy has announced plans to invest $1.6 billion to build wind farms in eastern New Mexico and West Texas. Xcel plans $1.6 billion wind farms in New Mexico, West Texas PORTALES, N.M. – Xcel Energy has announced plans to invest $1.6 billion to build wind farms in eastern New Mexico and West Texas. View […]

Xcel announces plans to increase wind energy production by 75 percent

Xcel Energy made regulatory filings on Tuesday to build two new wind energy developments on the South Plains and Eastern New Mexico and enter a long-term contract at two existing sites, adding 1,230 megawatts – enough to power 440,000 homes – to its regional system. The company plans to build the Sagamore Wind Project in […]

Xcel unveils new phase of wind power construction, with huge plant in South Dakota

Xcel Energy Inc. will build its largest Upper Midwest wind project ever in eastern South Dakota, the latest phase of a huge new wind power investment in Minnesota and the Dakotas. The Minneapolis-based utility unveiled new details of the wind plan Thursday, which include three new projects, one each in Minnesota, South Dakota and western […]

Xcel named top utility wind energy provider

Xcel Energy was recently named the top utility wind energy provider for the 12th consecutive year by the American Wind Energy Association. Xcel Energy more than doubled its wind ownership when it acquired the Pleasant Valley Wind Farm in Minnesota and Border Wind Farm in North Dakota in 2015. View full post on Wind Power […]

Xcel Energy Xcel Energy Named No. 1 Utility Wind Provider for 12th Consecutive Year

Xcel Energy’s leadership in wind energy reached another milestone as the American Wind Energy Association named the company the country’s top utility wind energy provider for the 12th consecutive year. “It’s an honor to lead the nation in wind energy for a dozen years running,” said Ben Fowke, Xcel Energy chairman, president and CEO. View […]