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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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