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1 year 1 month ago

Xcel Energy proposes changes in solar incentives

DENVER (AP) - Xcel Energy Inc. is proposing lower incentives for customers adding solar panels next year. Xcel told Colorado regulators Wednesday it wants to add 42.5 megawatts of new solar generation in 2014. The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/146e3m1 ) Xcel also has proposed lowering incentives for customers adding solar...

2 years 5 months ago

Xcel Energy catches heat for using private jets

DENVER (AP) - Colorado regulators are questioning Xcel Energy's use of private jets while seeking a rate increase from customers. The Minneapolis-based utility is seeking $1.1 million for use of its two corporate jets as part of a $142 million electricity-rate increase. According to the Denver Post, the Colorado Public...

3 years 1 month ago

Xcel warning people of gas leak

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Xcel Energy is warning people to stay away from a natural gas pipeline leak in Lakewood. Spokesman Mark Stutz says a contractor dropped a shoring plate and punctured a 20-inch high pressure natural gas line at Garrison and Mississippi on Tuesday. Stutz says the...

3 years 3 months ago

Xcel to meet clean energy mandate 8 years early

DENVER (AP) - Officials for Colorado's largest utility say they will meet the state's renewable energy mandate at least eight years ahead of schedule. Officials at Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy confirmed Thursday that 30 percent of the utility's energy will come from renewable sources by the middle of 2012, ahead of...

3 years 10 months ago

State office prefers tweaking Xcel coal plan

The Governor's Energy Office prefers speeding up Xcel Energy's plan to shutter, retrofit or replace some coal-fired power-generating units to help Colorado meet forseeable federal air pollution limits. A new state law required Xcel to submit a plan to significantly cut nitrogen oxide levels by 2017, but the plan...

3 years 11 months ago

Xcel power plant plan up for comment in Denver

Colorado regulators are taking public comments in Denver as they review Xcel Energy's plan to convert some of its coal-fired power plants to run on natural gas. The Public Utilities Commission's public comment meeting Thursday follows one last month in Grand Junction, where some expressed concern about how the...

4 years 11 hours 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...

4 years 5 days 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...

4 years 2 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...

4 years 2 months ago

Xcel Energy 2-tier rate plan starts Tuesday

Xcel Energy's two-tiered rate plan aimed at encouraging customers to cut electricity use during the summer begins Tuesday. Customers will be charged the lower rate of 0.098 per kilowatt hour for the first 500-kilowatt hours and 0.14 per kilowatt hour for use above 500 kilowatt hours, under the plan...

4 years 4 months ago

Colorado spending $25 million for energy projects

Gov. Bill Ritter says Colorado is one of several states selected for Recovery Act funding for energy efficiency building projects. The state is partnering with Boulder, Denver and Garfield counties and Xcel Energy to spend $25 million as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's $452 million nationwide Retrofit Ramp-Up...

4 years 5 months ago

Xcel promises to cut pollution in Colorado

Xcel Energy is promising to cut air pollution over the next seven years. A deal announced Friday by Gov. Bill Ritter, the company and lawmakers will require Xcel to reduce pollutants by retiring or modifying Front Range coal-fired power plants by 2017. The power plants would be replaced by natural...

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