Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy seeks electric rate hike of about 20%

MINNEAPOLIS – Xcel Energy wants to increase electric rates by about 20% over the next three years, adding an average $15 to $21 per month cumulatively to residential customers’ bills. Minneapolis-based Xcel filed its request with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, which must approve any increase. The rate hike would generate about $677 million over the three years with a…

Downtown Fargo crash causes power outage to more than 3000 customers

The car was westbound when it went off the roadway and hit the power poles.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO/KVRR) – More than 3100 Xcel Energy customers  lost power after a car crashed in downtown Fargo and downed two power poles, and damaged a third pole, sheering off overhead power lines. The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of 1st Avenue North. The car was westbound when it went off the roadway and…

North Dakota regulators approve temporary natural gas price hike

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – The North Dakota Public Service Commission on Tuesday formally approved Xcel Energy’s request to temporarily increase natural gas prices. Beginning in July, the average Xcel Energy customer in North Dakota will pay an additional $15.72 per month.  The extra cost will be added to monthly bills until Sept., 2022. The February cold weather event in Texas…

UPDATE: Xcel Crews Restore Power in Mayville

MAYVILLE, N.D. — (UPDATE: 5:37 P.M. June 6, 2021) Xcel Energy’s website shows that power has been fully restored to the Mayville-Portland area.   **Original Story Below**   Xcel Energy crews are working to restore power in Mayville after a widespread outage on Saturday. As of 4 p.m. Sunday, the company’s outage map showed four outages in the Mayville area…

Two seriously injured after vehicle crashes into Fargo power pole

Xcel Energy worked to restore power to the area after the crash

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Two people suffered serious injuries after crashing their vehicle into a power pole. Fargo Police say it happened at 1st Avenue and 14th Street South shortly after 1:00 p.m. Police say the vehicle was headed west on 1st Avenue when it veered directly into the pole. The female driver and male passenger were taken by ambulance…