Xcel Energy

Agreements Approved On Proposed $600 Million Data Center Near Twin Cities

The center could create 50 jobs will annual wages totaling $4 million

BECKER, MN — Agreements between Google and Xcel Energy to provide electricity for a $600 million data center in Becker, Minnesota have been approved. Google is weighing plans to build the center on land next to Xcel’s Sherco power plant. Becker Mayor Tracy Bertram told the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Tuesday the project would help her community transition away from a…

Xcel Energy Provides Tips For Customers Dealing With Flooding

ST. PAUL, MN — After historic snowfall in February, followed by a quick warm-up and heavy rains this month, the risk of flooding in the Upper Midwest continues to grow, including the risk of soggy basements and flooded streets. Xcel Energy is preparing for potential flooding that may affect our facilities, as well as providing safety information to customers who…

Video Shows Galloping Power Lines Caused By Winter Storm

Cass County Electric Cooperative has line workers in the field repairing power lines and other outage

FARGO, ND — The strong winds and ice buildup are making power lines “gallop” as you can see here in this video from Cass County Electric. When the lines slap together they cause blinks which can interrupt service momentarily. It can also cause the power poles to break resulting in a power outage. Cass County has line workers in the field…

Xcel Energy Urges Customers to Clear Snow from Gas Meters

Gently move snow with a shovel or brush, never a snowblower

FARGO, N.D. — Xcel Energy is urging its customers to make sure their gas meters and other equipment are cleared of snow and ice. It’s important so natural gas doesn’t build up from clogged vents. You should also make sure melting snow isn’t dripping on your gas meter. Gently move snow with a shovel or brush and never a snow blower….

Natural Gas Service Restored To All Moorhead Xcel Energy Customers

Gas equipment was hit by a snow plow on Thursday

MOORHEAD, MN — Natural gas service has been restored to all customers of Xcel Energy in Moorhead. Gas equipment was hit by a snow plow at 8th Street and 16th Avenue South on Thursday night cutting off the gas to nearly one thousand customers. Xcel had more than 100 crew members working through Friday and into Saturday to restore service. They…

Gas Leak Leads To Gas Being Shut Off To 975 Moorhead Customers

Xcel Energy crews made the decision in order to safely make repairs to the Moorhead area after a snow plow struck and damaged gas equipment at 16th Avenue South and 8th Street South.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Xcel Energy says nearly one thousand customers in Moorhead should expect to have gas service restored tonight after a leak happened around 11:00 Thursday night. Xcel Energy crews made the decision in order to safely make repairs to the Moorhead area after a snow plow struck and damaged gas equipment at 16th Avenue South and 8th Street South….

Xcel Energy Lifts Lower Thermostat Request For Minnesota Natural Gas Customers

Crews Continue To Work To Restore Service To Princeton, Minnesota

Xcel Energy has lifted a request to its Minnesota natural gas customers to lower their thermostats, as concerns about conserving gas eases with the warmup in the forecast. The utility is also working to restore gas service to about 150 customers in Princeton, Minnesota, who lost their heat as temperatures dipped to around 20 below Tuesday night. Xcel was asking…

eFargo Will Exchange Your Christmas Lights for LED Ones

You can get them from 10-1:00 p.m. on Jan. 26

FARGO, N.D. — If you have any old Christmas lights you want to get rid of, now’s your chance to do so while also helping the environment. e-Fargo is collecting any lights that aren’t LED, even if they’re broken. You can exchange for new, solar-powered LED bulbs during Frostival’s Kids Bootcamp on Saturday at Scheels Arena from 10 to 1 p.m….

Drunk Driver Crashes Into Power Pole Cutting Power For Hundreds of Xcel Customers

Police say 30-year-old Mark Reinhart of Fargo was speeding when he lost control of his vehicle

FARGO, N.D. — A drunk driver caused a power outage Tuesday night for 200 Xcel Energy customers in north Fargo. Police say 30-year-old Mark Reinhart of Fargo was speeding when he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a power pole around 9:30 Tuesday night. The crash near the corner of 10th street and 13th avenue north cut the power…