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Upgrade Of Nuclear Plant $267 Million Over Budget
A driving force behind Xcel Energy's request for a rate hike is improvements at Minnesota's oldest nuclear power plant which have run $267 million over budget. Workers replaced aging pumps and other equipment at Xcel's Monticello plant during a four-month shutdown.
Nuclear Plant Back to Full Power
The Monticello Nuclear Power Plant returned to full power this (Tuesday) morning. It had been operating at a lower power since a reactor automatically shut down safely on November 19th.
NRC Cites Xcel Energy For Prairie Island Problem
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has cited Xcel Energy for a safety problem involving battery chargers for its Unit 1 reactor at the Prairie Island nuclear plant. The devices charge batteries that provide backup power for safety equipment. Under certain conditions, the old chargers could lock up.