Xcel Energy recently refunded customers who volunteered to pay extra to support wind energy, which is now among the cheapest sources of electricity.
In the shadow of an Xcel Energy nuclear power plant, the Minnesota reservation plans to make a big investment in solar, a microgrid, and energy efficiency.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission last month required the utility to provide more information on its strategy to reduce electricity usage during busy times.
Xcel Energy is updating its grid congestion maps in Minnesota with new data and details for clean energy developers in response to an order from state regulators.
A proposal from the state’s Citizens Utility Board wants to make anonymous data open to third-party researchers.