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Our products and services differ based on state. Please select your state (or the state you're interested in) from the list to the left.
Why do our products and services differ based on state? Because our business is regulated by state. We have regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. The different regulatory body for each state we serve determines what products and services we deliver in that state.
Xcel Energy is the sixth largest investor-owned transmission system with more than 18,600 miles of electric transmission lines in 10 states. Upgrading or adding to our transmission system is a huge undertaking that starts years before we make the final connection. Details of several current and proposed projects can be found in the Transmission Projects Directory.
We also invite you to read the Northern States Power 10-Year Transmission Plan available in Additional Resources below.
The State of Minnesota has adopted a biennial transmission planning process to ensure the integrity of the state’s electric transmission system. A complex network of transmission lines transmit electric energy from electric power generating plants to local distribution substations and to other utilities in the region.
Transmission-owning utilities in Minnesota file a biennial transmission planning report with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in the fall of odd years. These utilities have joined to sponsor the Minnesota Electric Transmission Planning and public meetings concerning transmission issues so that the public can become more directly involved in planning. Please visit the site for more information about the state’s transmission planning process (see links below).