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Sherco Power Plant, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Sherco Power Plant, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Xcel Sues General Electric Over Turbine Failure At Becker Facility

Xcel Energy Inc. and other plaintiffs are suing General Electric Co., claiming it hid a known defect in a turbine that broke down at one of its plants and led to millions of dollars in losses.

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Update: Xcel Lifts Appeal For Conservation

Xcel Energy has lifted its appeal for conservation for all customers in the Upper Midwest after three natural gas pipelines were knocked out by an explosion in Canada.

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Xcel Asks Some Customers to Cut Natural Gas Usage

Xcel Energy is asking 600 business customers in Minnesota and North Dakota to reduce their natural gas usage because of higher demand from the cold.

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UPDATE: PUC Tells XCEL To Study Retiring 2 Units At Sherco

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has told Xcel Energy to study retiring the two oldest units at its Sherco power plant. The PUC decided Thursday that Xcel should consider various retirement scenarios as part of a long-range plan that's due in July.

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Protesters begin their Petition March to Xcel Energy. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Protesters begin their Petition March to Xcel Energy. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Clean Air Advocates Hold Rally at Xcel Energy [AUDIO & PHOTOS]

Clean air supporters joined forces today (Tuesday) in support of the Minnesota Beyond Coal Day of Action.

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Xcel Energy Wants Several More Years of Rate Hikes

Xcel Energy says it will ask state regulators to spread a large rate increase in 2014 over several years - a strategy it calls "rate smoothing."

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Xcel Energy’s Sherco Unit 3 Returned To Service

Unit 3 at Xcel Energy's Sherco Generating Station in Becker is up and running again, after nearly two years of being off-line. The failure of Unit 3 happened on November 19th, 2011 during turbine testing as it was being returned to service following a maintenance outage.

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Xcel Wins Approval For 4 Wind Farms

Xcel Energy has approval from Minnesota regulators to build four wind farms in the Upper Midwest.

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Xcel Energy Says 194 St. Cloud Customers Without Power

Xcel Energy is reporting power outages to 194 customers in the St. Cloud area.

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Sierra Club Pressuring Xcel Energy To Retire Sherco Units 1 and 2 [AUDIO]

The Sierra Club's "Beyond Coal Campaign" held an event this (Monday) morning outside the Xcel Energy office in St. Cloud. Spokesman Brian Anderson says they've been collecting signatures from residents demanding Xcel retire the Sherco coal-burning power plant in Becker.

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