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2 years 11 months ago

Xcel wants to continue home solar program

DENVER (AP) - Officials at Colorado's largest energy provider say they're continuing a program encouraging home solar sources to help them meet the state's renewable energy mandate. The proposal is part of a plan Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy submitted to state regulators on Friday. Officials say the proposal puts them...

3 years 7 months ago

Hearing on Xcel energy plan

State regulators are gathering comment on Xcel Energy's plan to use less coal to produce electricity. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission will hold a hearing on the plan Monday in Grand Junction starting at 6 p.m. Xcel has proposed spending $1.3 billion to convert coal-fired power plants to...

3 years 7 months ago

Xcel, subcontractor, blamed for worker deaths

Federal investigators say Xcel Energy and its contractor failed to adequately plan for hazardous work before a hydroelectric plant fire that killed five workers in Colorado. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released its final report on the October 2007 fire on Wednesday. The work included taking flammable solvents...

3 years 9 months ago

Denver residents asked to conserve power

DENVER (AP) - Xcel Energy is asking some Denver residents to conserve electricity because of a heat wave combined with damage to a substation. Xcel says temperatures are forecast in the high 90s Friday, likely resulting in electricity demand for air conditioners. The affected area is bordered by...

3 years 10 months ago

Xcel installing temporary Denver substation

Xcel Energy is still asking customers in east Denver to reduce electricity use as it installs a temporary substation to replace one that blew up. Company spokesman Mark Stutz says customers have been conserving energy, avoiding the need for controlled outages. But he says Thursday could be rough because...

3 years 10 months ago

Substation fire in Denver

Xcel in Denver is working to restore power to thousands of people after a fire at a power substation. It happened around 6:30 p.m. near 14th and Jackson. The fire could be seen for miles around the city. Our sister station 9News says thousands of people are without...

3 years 11 months ago

Suit filed over Branch Inn explosion

The insurance company responsible for the Branch Inn is suing Xcel Energy and the City of Pueblo over the explosion that leveled the building in the Union Avenue Historic District. It happened the afternoon of November 13, 2008. Natural gas built up in the basement of the Branch Inn...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Noisy power plant turned off

Xcel Energy says the new unit at its coal-fired Comanche power plant in Pueblo is offline for minor repairs and won't be restarted until it is outfitted to reduce noise. Neighbors have complained of a high-pitched whine coming from the Comanche Generating Station's third unit, forcing some from their...

4 years 2 months ago

Hearing planned on power plant noise

Xcel Energy plans to hold a public meeting to discuss the odd humming noise coming from its new power plant on the southeast edge of Pueblo. The billion dollar generator is almost complete, but has been emitting a hum during testing that has bothered neighbors from time to time. ...

4 years 2 months ago

Regulators expand oversight of smart-grid project

State regulators are getting more involved in Xcel Energy's smart-grid project in Boulder as the utility has started charging customers statewide to cover some of the costs. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has decided that Xcel Energy needs to seek more approval of the project, which is modernizing the electric...

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