in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

The 2008 Democratic and Republican national conventions will be powered with wind and solar energy, Xcel Energy has announced.Xcel Energy will provide enough wind power through its Windsource program to offset the estimated 3,000 MWh that the conventions will use.

"We are pleased to provide clean, renewable power to the conventions because we want to display for the nation's elected leaders and delegates what a 21st century utility can look like," says Dick Kelly, chairman, president and CEO of Xcel Energy.

The Windsource power for the national conventions primarily will come from Xcel Energy's Ponnequin Wind Facility near the Colorado-Wyoming border, and from a wind farm on southwestern Minnesota's Buffalo Ridge. Additional power will come from a 10 kW solar installation at The Pepsi Center in Denver, and from a 10 kW solar installation at the High Bridge Generating Station in St. Paul, Minn.

SOURCE: Xcel Energy



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.


Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.


Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.


Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.


Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015