in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Xcel Energy, a Minneapolis-based electric utility, is inviting potential wind project owners and developers to submit their proposals for new sources of energy.

Beginning March 20, the company will be accepting proposals for new Minnesota wind generation resources to be in commercial operation by Dec. 31, 2008. Xcel Energy will seek approvals for any resulting power purchase agreements from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, the company says.

The effort is part of Xcel's Community-Based Energy Development (C-BED) program. In 2005, the Minnesota legislature directed that each utility establish a tariff for the purchase of C-BED wind energy. The purpose of the tariff is to encourage and promote broader local participation in wind energy development, Xcel adds.

For details and instructions, bidders may visit xcelenergy.com/rfp. The submission deadline is April 20.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.


Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.


Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End

Nevada's senior senator provides some encouragement to wind industry advocates during his annual Clean Energy Summit.


Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

An increased commitment to research and development will likely lead to wind energy innovation - not to mention a likely increase in patent-protected technology.

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
UnitedEquip_id1995
Future Energy_id2008