The demand for renewable energy will soon exceed transmission capacity. Utility planners are beginning to look ahead and begin the planning process for transmission solutions that will both address the needs of the system and keep costs as low as possible for consumers.
Xcel Energy has announced that it will change how it operates two of their Minnesota coal plants throughout the year, which projects to result in a 60% reduction in carbon emissions and millions of dollars in savings for customers.
Xcel Energy is planning for grid modernization which will set the pace for the next decade. In May 2020, the PUC made decisions that will move grid modernization forward for Xcel Energy customers.
Have you ever wondered how much electricity is generated from natural gas vs. renewables? Or which sectors have the highest greenhouse gas emissions? Learn that and more with our handy infographic!