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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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Mortenson to Build Largest Single-Phase Wind Energy Project in North America

Mortenson, a leading renewable energy contractor, has been selected to build what will be the largest single-phase wind farm ever built in North America. The 600-megawatt Rush Creek Wind Project, owned and operated by Xcel Energy, will be home to 300 turbines and an 83-mile transmission line near Limon, Colo. „We are pleased to be … Continue reading Mortenson to Build Largest Single-Phase Wind Energy Project in North America

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Wind farm dedicated in northern North Dakota

Officials have dedicated a $250 million wind farm in northern North Dakota that was more than a dozen years in the making. Xcel Energy’s Border Winds Farm north of Rolla has 75 turbines spread across 30 square miles of farmland. It employs 11 people and can produce 150 megawatts of electricity — enough to power … Continue reading Wind farm dedicated in northern North Dakota

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Wind energy in the United States: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Colorado

The firm order serves as the PTC Safe Harbor order for the proposed 600 MW Rush Creek project, and will be delivered to Xcel Energy in December 2016. The order follows a conditional agreement to supply up to 300 V110-2.0 MW turbines for Xcel Energy’s 600 MW Rush Creek Wind Project (ref. company announcement No. … Continue reading Wind energy in the United States: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Colorado

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Major utility: Cutting carbon with wind, solar “a good business plan”

Beth Soholt is the Executive Director of Wind on the Wires, AWEA’s Midwest regional partner. Wind on the Wires concentrates on the technical aspects of connecting wind farms to the transmission grid, and delivering wind energy to cities and towns in nine states from Illinois to North Dakota.  Xcel Energy recently said it plans to … Continue reading Major utility: Cutting carbon with wind, solar “a good business plan”

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Wind power in North Dakota: Vestas receives first order from Xcel Energy for 200 MW wind farm

The order consists of 100 V100-2.0 MW of which Vestas has installed more than 3 GW across the globe.   Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 100 V100-2.0 MW turbines to power the Courtenay wind power plant in Stutsman County, North Dakota. The order, placed by Xcel Energy … Continue reading Wind power in North Dakota: Vestas receives first order from Xcel Energy for 200 MW wind farm

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Xcel Energy Named No. 1 Utility Wind Energy Provider for 11th Consecutive Year

For the 11th consecutive year, Xcel Energy has been named the country’s top utility wind energy provider by the American Wind Energy Association, a national trade association. For more than a decade, Xcel Energy has led the nation in providing wind energy to its customers. “Xcel Energy is proud to have grown the use of … Continue reading Xcel Energy Named No. 1 Utility Wind Energy Provider for 11th Consecutive Year

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Xcel Energy Named No. 1 Wind Energy Provider for 10th Consecutive Year

For the tenth consecutive year, Xcel Energy has been named the country’s top wind energy provider, according to a newly released report from the American Wind Energy Association, the national trade association for wind energy. For a decade, Xcel Energy has led the nation in providing wind energy to its customers. “Xcel Energy is proud … Continue reading Xcel Energy Named No. 1 Wind Energy Provider for 10th Consecutive Year

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Xcel Energy plans to grow wind power by 30 percent

Xcel Energy, already the country’s top wind energy provider, proposes to significantly expand its wind power production to reduce customer costs, protect against rising and volatile fuel prices, and benefit the environment. The move is made possible by extremely competitive prices and the extended federal Production Tax Credit. “Wind energy is a valuable, low-cost substitute … Continue reading Xcel Energy plans to grow wind power by 30 percent

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Xcel Energy files 2014 Renewable Energy plan

Xcel Energy will seek to continue its incentive programs for on-site solar for Colorado next year, as the company makes progress toward meeting the state’s renewable energy standard while offering its customers energy choices. In filing its 2014 Renewable Energy Standard (RES) compliance plan with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Xcel Energy indicated that … Continue reading Xcel Energy files 2014 Renewable Energy plan

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4,000 MW and counting: Xcel Energy punctuates busy first half of 2013 for RFPs, contracts

Back in early February of this year—barely a month after Congress had passed the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) extension—Xcel Energy, the leading utility in America for wind on its wires, sent a letter to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. The message to regulators: we want more wind energy. Noting that the PTC … Continue reading 4,000 MW and counting: Xcel Energy punctuates busy first half of 2013 for RFPs, contracts

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RES Americas to develop and construct 200 MW wind project for Xcel Energy

RES America Developments Inc., a subsidiary of Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas), a leader in the development and construction of wind and solar projects in North America, is pleased to announce it is working with Xcel Energy to construct the 200 megawatt (MW) Pleasant Valley Wind Farm. The project is near Austin, Minnesota, adjacent … Continue reading RES Americas to develop and construct 200 MW wind project for Xcel Energy

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Geronimo Energy inks agreements with Xcel for 400 MW wind energy

Minnesota-based wind energy and solar power developer Geronimo Energy signed two 200 megawatt-long-term wind energy purchase agreements with Xcel Energy. Under the agreement, 200 MW of wind energy will come from the Courtenay Wind Farm, located in Stutsman County, North Dakota. The wind farm consists of around 125 wind turbines and is expected to meet … Continue reading Geronimo Energy inks agreements with Xcel for 400 MW wind energy

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Xcel Energy to buy 698 MW of wind energy from three states

Xcel, the biggest U.S. provider of wind power, plans to boost its wind farm capacity by about 14 percent to reduce fuel costs. Xcel’s Southwestern Public Service unit is asking regulators for permission to buy power from almost 700 megawatts of wind farms in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico, the Minneapolis-based company said. The deal … Continue reading Xcel Energy to buy 698 MW of wind energy from three states

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Xcel Energy plans significant increase in wind purchases

Xcel Energy’s Southwestern Public Service Company is seeking approval in New Mexico to purchase almost 700 megawatts of additional wind energy through three purchase agreements, deals that will save Texas-New Mexico customers more than $590 million in fuel costs over 20 years. The wind purchases will come from three facilities to be located in Oklahoma, … Continue reading Xcel Energy plans significant increase in wind purchases

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Xcel Energy on track to surpass CO2 reduction goal by 2020

Marking Earth Day Monday, investor-owned utility Xcel Energy said it had reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 16 percent, or 14 million tons, since it began a reduction strategy in its eight-state service territory in 2005. The company’s goal is to achieve a 20 percent CO2 reduction by 2020, and it said the latest projections … Continue reading Xcel Energy on track to surpass CO2 reduction goal by 2020

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