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Xcel creates two transmission-only units


David Shaffer | Star Tribune Xcel Energy said Thursday that it is a step closer to entering the business of building multistate power transmission projects to serve customers other than its own. Chief Executive Ben Fowke said Xcel has created two subsidiaries, Xcel Energy Transmission Development Co., to compete for projects on the Midwest grid, and the Xcel Energy Southwest ...

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Boulder solar energy firm withdraws from Colo., blaming Xcel, PUC

Alex Burness | The Boulder Daily Camera Citing unfair market conditions and blaming Xcel Energy and the Public Utilities Commission for placing “enormous hurdles” on the solar services industry, one Boulder company has elected to altogether bow out of the solar installation business in Colorado. Lighthouse Solar, the University of Colorado’s primary solar contractor and the company behind the FlatIron ...

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Colorado Springs Utilities to Xcel: ‘Thanks, but no thanks’

Monica Mendoza | The Colorado Springs Gazette Colorado Springs City Council will soon send a letter that reads something like this: “Dear Xcel Energy, thank you for your interest in buying Colorado Springs Utilities energy division, but no thanks.” The council, in its role as the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, emphatically said Wednesday it has no interest in selling any ...

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Minnesota company interested in buying Colorado Springs Utilities’ electric division

Monica Mendoza | The Colorado Springs Gazette Xcel Energy has an interest in buying Colorado Springs Utilities’ electric division, which includes the controversial Martin Drake Power Plant. The Minneapolis-based company, which has Colorado operations, asked Colorado Springs Utilities if it would entertain the idea of selling its electric generation fleet, including Ray Nixon coal-fired plant, the city’s natural gas-fired plant, ...

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Xcel and PUC agree: Boulder overstepping bounds in utility case

Alex Burness | The Boulder Daily Camera In two separate briefs filed Wednesday, both Xcel Energy and the Colorado Public Utilities Commission formally opposed Boulder’s appeal of the commission’s ruling that the city must seek permission before condemning Xcel’s assets outside city limits. The PUC maintains that it has sole jurisdiction to regulate a municipal utility — which Boulder is ...

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Greeley City Council blasts Xcel for poor service

By Analisa Romano | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. Greeley City Council members on Tuesday blasted Xcel Energy for poor communication and service to Greeley customers, saying the company’s plan to remedy frequent and lengthy power outages does too little, too late. A handful of Xcel representatives told council members at a work session that upgrading Greeley’s outdated power system is ...

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SLV solar plant plan in the works

By Matt Hildner | The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. ALAMOSA – A California company and Xcel Energy have come to terms on a power purchase agreement for a 50-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in the north end of Alamosa County. While SunPower still must secure financing and interconnection rights for the project, the plant would become the biggest one in the valley, ...

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Xcel Energy, others tout pocketbook, environmental benefits of natural gas-powered vehicles

By Emily Miels Leader-Telegram staff, Wisconsin  With gasoline prices hovering close to $3.60 a gallon in Eau Claire, some consumers are looking for alternative options. Xcel Energy brought together major stakeholders Wednesday in Eau Claire to discuss the benefits of natural gas vehicles. “There’s an increasing amount of options out there and also an increasing amount of fueling stations out ...

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It’s official: Boulder creates energy utility

By Erica Meltzer | The Daily Camera Boulder officially created a power and light utility Tuesday night. For weeks, Boulder officials have downplayed the significance of the vote, as the utility will be a paper entity only for months and possibly for years to come. They stressed that the creation of the utility does not mean that Boulder has decided ...

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Regulators to decide solar power vs. natural gas

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Minnesota utility regulators are facing a controversial choice between solar power and natural gas as the favored energy to generate additional electricity for Xcel Energy Inc.’s 1.2 million customers in the state. The decision marks the first time these two energy sources have competed head-to-head on price before the state Public Utilities Commission, which is scheduled to decide the question on Thursday ...

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