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November 29, 2017
NRC issues regulatory basis for new decommissioning regulations
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has completed the regulatory basis for proposed new regulations on the decommissioning of commercial nuclear power reactors. The regulatory basis supports a proposed rule expected to be published for public comment next year.
November 29, 2017 - 11:38am
November 21, 2017
Prairie Island nuclear plant completes refueling outage and maintenance projects
The Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant resumed operations Nov. 20 after employees and contractors finished refueling and maintenance projects...
November 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
January 13, 2014
Prairie Island nuclear plant at full power
Prairie Island nuclear plant returned to full power at 2 a.m. today, producing electricity with two new steam generators installed during a refueling...
January 13, 2014 - 10:52am
June 16, 2013
Xcel is moving 'full-steam ahead'
It's been more than 13 years since Prairie Island nuclear plant has opened its doors to community members. But on Thursday, Xcel Energy invited...
June 16, 2013 - 2:00pm
June 15, 2013
Vote on mining ordinance nears
After nearly 18 months of discussion, public meetings and revisions, the Board of Commissioners is set to vote on a revised ordinance and comprehensive plan that could affect the future of the frac-sand industry in Goodhue County. The board will vote on the amended documents after...
June 15, 2013 - 9:00am
Frac-sand ban advances in Pepin
The Pepin County Zoning Committee approved an ordinance banning frac-sand mining in a 10-mile radius along Highway 35/Great River Road, voting to send it to County Board for final approval. The ordinance creates a zoning overlay district that would limit mining operations to no more...
June 15, 2013 - 8:00am
May 11, 2013
Xcel looks to end New Era Wind contracts
Xcel Energy could begin the process of pulling out of a power purchasing agreement with New Era Wind Farm as early as Monday, a utility director said. New Era was given until Sunday May 12 to resolve a delay in the production of a 78-megawatt wind farm in Goodhue County that is...
May 11, 2013 - 3:00pm
May 1, 2013
Fire Department feels a different heat: Red Wing's first solar panels producing electricity
The first project of Red Wing's four-part solar energy plan has been completed. The solar panels that were installed a month ago atop the fire...
May 1, 2013 - 3:00pm
Wind meeting rescheduled for June
A Minnesota Public Utilities Commission meeting May 2 regarding New Era Wind has been tentatively rescheduled to 9:30 a.m. June 20 in St. Paul. The meeting will be to discuss a certificate of need and site permit for a 78-megawatt energy facility in Goodhue County and Xcel Energy's...
May 1, 2013 - 8:00am
April 20, 2013
State urges Lower Xcel rates
The Minnesota Commerce Department wants Xcel Energy to reduce its proposed $285 million rate increase by $195 million. "While Xcel improved its case on certain issues, our recommendation continues to urge the Public Utilities Commission to substantially reduce Xcel's rate request...
April 20, 2013 - 8:00am
March 27, 2013
Xcel trims rate hike request
Xcel Energy on Monday proposed a reduction to the electricity rate increase request under review before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. In November, the utility sought approximately $285 million worth of rate hikes and would reduce that to $220 million. If approved, the...
March 27, 2013 - 12:00am
CapX2020 work begins
Construction has started on the CapX2020 Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse transmission line. Work on the $500 million, 150-mile 345 kilovolt project began near Pine Island. "It has been six years since we started the public outreach, regulatory and routing process, and we will continue...
February 27, 2013 - 8:00am
January 23, 2013
Notebook: Johnson leads Minnesota Auctioneers
The familiar voice of the Minnesota Timberwolves will lead the Minnesota State Auctioneers Association this year. Rod Johnson of Cannon Falls...
January 23, 2013 - 9:00pm
January 9, 2013
Nuclear plant back at full power after outage
Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant's Unit 1 reactor returned to full power at 9:32 p.m. Tuesday after completing a scheduled maintenance and refueling outage. During the outage, which began Oct. 23, about 600 contractors helped plant staff complete maintenance tasks to prepare...
January 9, 2013 - 11:15am
December 29, 2012
Year in review: Prairie Island plant looks ahead to improvements
While Xcel Energy had its share of issues at the Prairie Island nuclear plant in 2012, the utility will move forward on new investments in the...
December 29, 2012 - 1:00pm