July 23, 2024

Xcel Energy (XE)

Xcel Energy
Xcel Acknowledges Prairie Island Outage Result of Drilling Accident
Xcel Energy revealed a lengthy outage at its Prairie Island nuclear plant was caused by workers inadvertently drilling through a bundle of cables last fall.
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MISO Members Mull Full Impact of DER Aggregations in Markets
MISO members pondered at Board Week over how quickly the full impact of Order 2222 will be felt across the footprint.
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Members Call for More Tx Expansion Following MISO’s $20B LRTP Blueprint
MISO’s conceptual, $20 billion, 765-kV transmission suggestion took top billing at Board Week, with some members asserting MISO has even more transmission to plan if it wants to meet the future confidently.
NextEra Energy Resources
NextEra: Disruption Only Strengthens the Company
NextEra CEO John Ketchum said the company relied on 25 years of experience to navigate “clear headwinds for renewables” over the past two years.
Xcel Energy
Xcel Says Coal Retirements on Track Despite South Dakota PUC’s Plea for Extensions
Xcel Energy insists its plan to retire two Minnesota coal plants won’t mar reliability even though the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission sent a letter urging the utility to hold off on shutting down the units.
Christie Denounces Tx Incentive Process as FERC Approves More MISO LRTP Project Perks
Mark Christie used FERC’s latest order on transmission incentives to condemn the process as requests for incentives come in from several MISO’s long-range transmission projects.
Blue Horizon Energy
Minnesota PUC Tolerates Xcel Energy Cutting Off 20% of Distribution System Capacity
Xcel Energy is free to continue to apply a blanket, 80% limit on its distribution system following the Public Utilities Commission’s decision last week.
Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy Touts Steel for Fuel 2.0 Plan
Xcel Energy says its “significant progress” on what it calls “industry-leading clean energy transition plans" will required $34-44 billion in investments through 2028.
Forrest Pearson
Minnesota PUC Mulls Lifting Ban on Aggregated DR in Wholesale Markets
Minnesota regulators discuss whether it's time to lift a 13-year ban on aggregators of retail customers bidding demand response into wholesale markets.
EPRI Launches Cross-industry Initiative to Advance EV Adoption
Transportation electrification is driving unprecedented levels of cross-industry collaboration as automakers, utilities, regulators and policymakers look ahead to how they will reach a growing list of ambitious goals.

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