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.
Minnesota Power has filed a proposal to withdraw the rate case and pullback the rate increases and rate design changes we were working against.
The Kerkhoven Banner is a wonderful example of a family-owned business leading the charge for solar in their town – a smart investment for their business and the environment.
Xcel Energy is investing significant financial resources into planning for grid modernization which will set the pace for the next decade.