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Xcel Energy Sees Expansion of Wind Assets Through Upper Midwest

Utility Dive:

Xcel Energy wants to add 1,550 MW of wind energy to its system through a mixture of power purchase agreements and utility-owned projects that will increase the company’s wind portfolio 60% and provide power for more than 800,000.

The investment, which Xcel first announced last year, should help the utility deliver more than 60% carbon-free energy by 2030. A total of seven wind farms will be built in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa.

Xcel’s plan includes 750 MW of self-build projects proposed last fall, and 800 MW of new proposals, including a 300 MW project in South Dakota to be developed by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, which Argus Leader reports would be the state’s largest.

Xcel moves ahead to build 1,550 MW of wind energy in the Midwest

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