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Xcel Agrees To Take Corrective Measures At Monticello Plant

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says Xcel Energy has agreed to take corrective measures to address the improper testing of welds on six spent fuel canisters at the Monticello nuclear plant. 116 more words


Xcel Energy Uses Helicopter To Add Bird Diverters To Upgraded Power Lines

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Residents of Northeast Minneapolis shouldn’t be alarmed if they notice helicopters in the sky Tuesday morning.

Xcel Energy is completing the upgrade to its transmission lines by installing bird diverters and new airline marker balls. 118 more words


Reactor At Prairie Island Nuclear Plant Shuts Down After Turbine Issue

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says one of the two reactors at Xcel Energy’s Prairie Island nuclear plant shut down automatically after a problem developed in the unit’s turbine. 116 more words


Community Solar Is Going To Explode Next Year

If you’re one of the many who’ve missed the rooftop solar panel revolution—renters and home owners who don’t have solar-friendly roofs—here’s a bit of good news. 380 more words


Xcel Energy To Use Helicopters To Upgrade Mpls. Power Lines

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Twin Cities residents may notice more helicopters in the sky this December.

Xcel Energy is upgrading its transmission lines to improve electric services and it is using helicopters to get the job done. 51 more words


Utilities Offer Home Energy Saving Tips, Cost Savings

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With winter at the doorstep, energy bills are about to jump. It’s the season when our furnaces run harder and lights are on longer. 560 more words


Strong Winds Blamed For Power Outages, Downed Trees

GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Strong winds along the Front Range on Wednesday are being blamed for widespread power outages, downed power lines and downed trees. 367 more words