Smart Investment; Customer Responsive:
Xcel’s investment in wind is a smart business decision that also benefits
consumers with clean, low-cost energy and
delivers economic benefits
ST. PAUL, MINN. (July 7, 2017) – Yesterday, the Minnesota Public Utilities
Commission unanimously approved Xcel Energy’s proposal to acquire more than
1,500 MW of wind energy.
In response, Wind on the Wires Executive Director Beth Soholt said:
are pleased to see the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission give Xcel Energy
the green light on their proposed acquisition of over 1500 MW of clean,
cost-effective wind energy," said Beth Soholt, Executive Director of Wind
on the Wires. "This unanimous vote by the PUC demonstrates not only
that wind energy is a smart investment for ratepayers, but also that these
projects will provide significant economic benefits throughout our region.
portfolio, which is being driven primarily by the economics of wind energy,
reaffirms Xcel Energy's commitment to providing reliable, affordable clean
energy to their customers."
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About Wind on the Wires
Wind on the Wires is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization based in St. Paul, Minn., that works to advance renewable energy
in the Midwest. Its members are comprised of wind and solar developers,
environmental organizations, tribal representatives, public interest groups,
clean energy advocates, farm groups and businesses providing goods and services
to the wind and solar industries.