Xcel, Colorado’s largest electricity provider, is seeking net-metering changes that could undervalue solar’s grid benefits and slow its growth.
Xcel announces another big wind play, this one in the Upper Midwest, where it says wind “offers lower costs than other possible resources.”
Why is Xcel adding 700 MW of wind power in the Southwest? “Purely on economics and the savings we can deliver to our customers,” the company says.
A community-owned solar program launches with a bang in Colorado, with 4.5 megawatts of space filled within minutes.
Midwest Energy News reports on how the expiration of a federal tax credit for wind farms could cause the nation’s top wind-power provider to put the brakes on its wind plans.
An improved wind forecasting model has helped Xcel Energy make important decisions about its power delivery, saving ratepayers millions of dollars.
SunEdison has completed the first three phases of a 53.5-megawatt multisite solar farm in New Mexico, one of the largest solar projects in the U.S.
Minnesota is fast becoming one of the top wind-power producing states, and the newly approved Prairie Rose Wind Farm will add 200 megawatts of capacity.
Developer Geronimo Wind says it has a long-term deal with Xcel Energy for the power from a 200-megawatt capacity plant planned for southern Minnesota.
A planned 200 megawatt capacity wind power farm in Colorado results from a low bid deal between Xcel Energy and NextEra Energy Resources.