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Xcel Energy Says Customers Will Benefit After FAA Allows Use Of Drones

DENVER (CBS4) – Drones will soon be flying over power lines in Colorado.

The Federal Aviation Administration just gave Xcel Energy the approval to fly the… 65 more words


Xcel Energy Has FAA Approval To Use Drones

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy says it has approval from federal regulators to use drones to inspect more than 320,000 miles of electric and natural gas infrastructure. 115 more words


Environmental Groups, EPA Settle Suit Over Sherco Emissions

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Clean air advocates, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a subsidiary of Xcel Energy have reached a settlement designed to reduce emissions from the coal-fired Sherco plant in Sherburne County, according to documents filed Friday in U.S. 341 more words


Know The Rules For Disposal Of Downed Branches From Storm

DENVER (CBS4) – Spring snow is typically wet and heavy, weighing down trees and branches. The Mother’s Day snowstorm damaged trees and cars, but most homeowners were prepared. 71 more words


Mother's Day Snowstorm Left Plenty Of Damage Across The Metro Area

DENVER (CBS4) – Clearing skies on Sunday revealed the aftermath of the Mother’s Day snowstorm.

The spring snow storm was a rough welcome to Shelby Osborne who was visiting from Tennessee. 196 more words


Region's biggest power line expansion in 4 decades celebrates completion

Nearly a dozen utility companies are energized by the completion of a power line project that’s providing the biggest boost to the power grid in Minnesota since the 1970s. 327 more words


Air Force Electricians Use Xcel Course To Train For Rescues

HUGO, Minn. (WCCO) — Sitting in a classroom, you can learn how to rescue someone from an electrical pole. But for 12 Air Force Reserve electricians, there’s only one way to practice: strapping on climbing belts and gaffs and heading up a pole. 246 more words