On December 9, customers in more than 80 cities across the Texas Panhandle saw their Xcel Energy bills increase by 4 percent, according to a report by the ABC7 Amarillo news affiliate.
A plurality of Boulder , Colorado, voters say they would support a renewal of the Utility Occupation Tax, which funds the city’s now five-year-old bid to separate from Xcel Energy and form a municipal electric utility, a Daily Camera poll has found. But backing for the movement is declining overall, the news outlet has found.
Xcel Energy’s Courtney Wind Farm is online, according to the company. The 200MW farm is located near the town of Courtney, which is north of Jamestown, N.D. It includes 100 turbines that cover 25,000 acres that are owned by 60 landowners. It is capable of … Read more…
Three Wisconsin utilities – Madison Gas & Electric, WE Energies, and Xcel Energy – have been ordered by the state’s Public Service Commission to refund millions of dollars to their ratepayers in restitution for overestimating costs last year.
It’s long, hard and expensive fight for any city to takeover their local utilities. Boulder has discovered that as it has sought to municipalize Xcel Energy’s local operations there.
Xcel Energy – which provides electricity to 261, 896 customers in its Texas service area –filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on May 24, requesting approval of a one-time $88.7 million interconnection switching fee, if Lubbock Power & Light (LP&L) disconnects from Xcel’s transmission system to interconnect a portion of the city’s system with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).
Xcel Energy filed with the Colorado Public Utility Commission (CPUC) on April 29 for approval to refund $14.9 million to its 1.4 million Colorado electricity customers (Docket No. 14AL-0660E) via a credit on their monthly bills.