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Xcel Energy adds to its wind power with completion of Cheyenne Ridge on Eastern Plains

Xcel Energy-Colorado has completed construction of the 500-megawatt Cheyenne Ridge wind farm on the Eastern Plains. The 229-turbine facility in Cheyenne and Kit Carson counties will provide enough energy to power about 270,000 homes, Xcel Energy said in a statement Wednesday. The project, owned by the utility, was completed ahead of schedule and began operating … Continue reading Xcel Energy adds to its wind power with completion of Cheyenne Ridge on Eastern Plains

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Xcel Energy new wind farm in New Mexico

Xcel Energy has poured the first 66 foundations for what will be a 240 wind turbines in a wind farm in eastern New Mexico. Xcel Energy recently began construction on a $900 million wind farm southeast of Portales, New Mexico, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. The 522-megawatt Sagamore Wind Power Project will be the … Continue reading Xcel Energy new wind farm in New Mexico

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New Mexico wind power projects move forward

Two wind energy projects in New Mexico moved forward last week as the state works to shift its reliance from fossil fuels to renewable energy. In Roosevelt County, Xcel Energy’s Sagamore Wind Project broke ground on Dec. 16 to provide 522 megawatts (MW) of wind energy near Dora by the end of 2020. The wind farm … Continue reading New Mexico wind power projects move forward

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Wind energy project brings 522 MW to New Mexico

Xcel Energy broke ground on what will be the single largest wind energy plant in New Mexico.  Upon completion in late 2020, the 522-megawatt Sagamore Wind Project, near Dora in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, is expected to boost the area’s power supply with clean, affordable wind energy. This wind farm will also reduce fuel costs … Continue reading Wind energy project brings 522 MW to New Mexico

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CLEANPOWER 2020 conference chairs announced

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced conference chairs for CLEANPOWER 2020 (CP 2020), the new pan-renewable conference and exhibition hub for the U.S. energy industry launching next year. Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada, and Teresa Mogensen, Senior Vice President of Energy Supply at Xcel Energy, … Continue reading CLEANPOWER 2020 conference chairs announced

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Xcel Energy announces construction of largest wind farm in New Mexico

The 522-megawatt Sagamore Wind Power Project in Roosevelt County will provide enough clean, affordable electricity to power close to 194,000 homes annually. Once completed, Sagamore will be the state’s largest wind energy facility. “Sagamore will pay for itself in the fuel cost savings it will generate by using some of the region’s most abundant resources … Continue reading Xcel Energy announces construction of largest wind farm in New Mexico

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Xcel Energy adds $700m Hale wind power project to Texas-New Mexico wind farm build

A wind farm built by the largest energy provider in southeast New Mexico went into service last month, serving customers in Texas and New Mexico. Xcel Energy announced the opening of its Hale Wind Project, centered in Plainview, Texas, which went into commercial operations June 28. The company invested $700 million in the project, per … Continue reading Xcel Energy adds $700m Hale wind power project to Texas-New Mexico wind farm build

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Xcel Energy acquires two wind farms in South Dakota & Minnesota

The move comes as part of Xcel’s strategic plans to deliver 85% carbon-free electricity in the Upper Midwest region by 2030. U.S. electric services company, Xcel Energy Inc. has recently completed the purchase of two wind energy projects that will add capacity to its expanding Upper Midwest wind energy portfolio. According to reliable sources, the … Continue reading Xcel Energy acquires two wind farms in South Dakota & Minnesota

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Vestas secures 184 MW wind power order from Xcel Energy in Minnesota

The wind energy order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 10-year service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance for the lifetime of the project. Turbine delivery will begin in the third quarter of 2019. Vestas has received an order for 184 MW of V120-2.2 MW turbines delivered in 2.0 … Continue reading Vestas secures 184 MW wind power order from Xcel Energy in Minnesota

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Vestas secures 442 MW order from Xcel Energy

Vestas has received an order for 442 MW of V116-2.0 MW and V110-2.0 MW turbines from Xcel Energy Inc., a national leader in wind energy. The order is part of Xcel Energy’s proposed multi-state wind expansion to add 3,680 MW of new wind generation to its system, across 12 projects located in seven states throughout … Continue reading Vestas secures 442 MW order from Xcel Energy

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Vestas receives 442 MW order in the USA

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the USA, comprising 216 V116-2.0 MW turbines and 10 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbines, with a total capacity of 442 MW. Additional information about the project: Customer: Xcel Energy Project name(s): Undisclosed Location/Country: USA Number of MW: 442 MW Number of turbines/turbine type(s): 216 x V116-2.0 … Continue reading Vestas receives 442 MW order in the USA

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Xcel Energy Gets Approval for New Wind Energy Facilities

New large wind energy facilities that will return significant savings to Xcel Energy’s Texas and New Mexico customers over 30 years have gained verbal approval from Texas regulators. In discussion today, the Public Utility Commission of Texas agreed to advance a plan to add 1,230 megawatts of additional wind energy to the regional generating mix. … Continue reading Xcel Energy Gets Approval for New Wind Energy Facilities

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Vestas sells first V120-2.0 MW turbines in North America with 138 MW order from Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy Inc., the U.S.’s leading utility wind provider, has placed the first V120-2.0 MW order in North America for the 138 MW Foxtail wind project in North Dakota. The V120-2.0 MW offers the 2 MW platform’s longest blades and the order marks another step forward in rotor length for the platform that has been … Continue reading Vestas sells first V120-2.0 MW turbines in North America with 138 MW order from Xcel Energy

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People are really excited about the responses to Xcel Energy’s Colorado RFP

At first blush, responses to a utility RFP for new capacity might not be the sort of news that sets the world on fire. But energy wonks are downright ecstatic over the results to Xcel Energy’s recent Colorado solicitation. Xcel received over 400 bids in response to its all-energy-source RFP, and wind power led the … Continue reading People are really excited about the responses to Xcel Energy’s Colorado RFP

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Xcel Energy building 175 new wind turbines

Xcel Energy is adding to its wind power. The utility company is partnering with Wanzek Construction of West Fargo to build a wind farm in Dickey County and another in Iowa with some turbines located in Minnesota. Construction of the Foxtail Wind Farm in Dickey County is planned for 2018. The Freeborn Wind Farm, mainly … Continue reading Xcel Energy building 175 new wind turbines

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Xcel Energy Announces Plans For New South Dakota Wind Farm

Xcel Energy has announced plans to build and own a 300-megawatt wind farm in Grant and Codington counties of northeastern South Dakota. Minneapolis-based Xcel says the Dakota Range I and II project puts the company on pace to be the first U.S. utility to surpass 10,000 megawatts of wind on its system, which it says … Continue reading Xcel Energy Announces Plans For New South Dakota Wind Farm

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American Wind Energy Week celebrates U.S. leadership

Xcel Energy recently announced the nation’s largest multistate investment in wind energy with 11 new wind farms in seven states. Adding 3,380 megawatts of new wind generation will keep customer bills low now and in the future. It is an example of the significant value wind energy provides to customers and communities, as the country … Continue reading American Wind Energy Week celebrates U.S. leadership

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Wind energy saves customers billions while maintaining the grid’s reliability

One of the nation’s leading utilities integrating wind energy onto its system reaffirmed on the second day of WINDPOWER 2017 that wind helps sustain grid reliability while saving its consumers money. Addressing over 7,000 attendees, Xcel Energy’s CEO Ben Fowke recommitted the utility’s investment in wind energy as a low-cost way to help keep the … Continue reading Wind energy saves customers billions while maintaining the grid’s reliability

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Xcel Energy Recognized for Lasting Wind Leadership

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today released its annual market report and recognized Xcel Energy for its sustained commitment and contribution to the wind industry. AWEA named Xcel Energy the nation’s top utility wind energy provider, a position it has held for more than a decade. “We recognized years ago the benefits of operating … Continue reading Xcel Energy Recognized for Lasting Wind Leadership

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Xcel Energy to invest billions in wind energy in Colorado

Xcel Energy Inc. is making a multibillion-dollar investment in wind power across seven states, from Minnesota to New Mexico — and using Colorado-made turbines from Vestas Wind Systems for a large chunk of it. The Minneapolis-based company (NYSE: XEL) is proposing to build or buy power from 11 new wind farms in the seven states … Continue reading Xcel Energy to invest billions in wind energy in Colorado

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