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Upper Midwest Energy Plan

Advancing our clean energy transition.

Xcel Energy is proposing a new clean energy plan for the Upper Midwest. The plan proposes a mix of electricity generation resources that will help further reduce carbon emissions while continuing to provide the reliable, safe, affordable electric service you depend on.

You can comment on the plan at one of six in-person or two virtual public meetings, or submit a written comment via the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) website, email or U.S. Mail. Be sure to reference MPUC Docket No. 24-67 in your comment.

Read more about how to attend the public meetings or submit a written comment (PDF)

Submit a comment on the MPUC website (external link) or Print and mail this comment card (PDF)

Public Meetings

Administrative Law Judge Jessica A. Palmer-Denig will hold six in-person public meetings and two virtual public meetings to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the 2024 IRP. Any Xcel Energy customer or other person may attend and provide comments at the meetings. You do not need to be represented by an attorney to do so. The meetings will begin at their scheduled time and adjourn after all attendees present have had an opportunity to comment or ask questions. MPUC and Xcel Energy staff will be on-site one hour prior to the in-person meetings, to answer questions and share information about the 2024 IRP. At the start of the meetings, MPUC Staff will present an overview of the regulatory process. Following the MPUC’s presentation, Xcel Energy will present an overview of the 2024 IRP.

Date Open House Public Meeting Begins | Sign up to comment Location
Monday, June 10, 2024 6:00 p.m. 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Eden Prairie Community Center
Cambria Room
16700 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 5:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Monticello Community Center
Mississippi Room
505 Walnut Street
Monticello, MN 55362

Thursday, June 13, 2024 5:00 p.m. 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Wellstone Center
Ferber Room
179 Robie Street East
St. Paul, MN 55107

Monday, June 17, 2024 No Open House 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Webinar topic:
Public Meeting - Xcel Energy
Electric IRP (E002/RP-24-67)

Date and time:
Monday, June 17, 2024 2:30 p.m.
(UTC-05:00) Central Time
(US & Canada)

Join link:
https://minnesota.webex.com/
minnesota/j.php?MTID=md17baf1976
9876ade4ce67e2998a9595

Webinar number: 2498 320 8694
Webinar password: IRP2024#
(47720240 from phones and video
systems)

Join by phone
+1-415-655-0003 United States Toll
1-855-282-6330 United States Toll Free
Access code: 249 832 08694

Monday, June 17, 2024 No Open House 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Webinar topic:
Public Meeting - Xcel Energy Electric
IRP (E002/RP-24-67)

Date and time:
Monday, June 17, 2024 7:00 p.m.
(UTC-05:00) Central Time
(US & Canada)

Join link:
https://minnesota.webex.com/
minnesota/j.php?MTID=mdfb91ce1e9
3668620ed594a2db0a58f4

Webinar number: 2493 703 5582
Webinar password: IRP2024#
(47720240 from phones and video
systems)

Join by phone
+1-415-655-0003 United States Toll
1-855-282-6330 United States Toll Free
Access code: 249 370 35582

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 6:00 p.m. 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Treasure Island Casino
Barbados
5734 Sturgeon Lake Road
Welch, MN 55089

Thursday, June 20, 2024 1:30 p.m. 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Sabathani Community Center
Auditorium
310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Thursday, June 20, 2024 6:00 p.m. 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Sabathani Community Center
Auditorium
310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Our new Upper Midwest Energy Plan proposal builds on our already-approved plans to retire all of our coal plants by 2030 and replace them with renewable energy like wind and solar, supported by “always available” electric generation resources to ensure reliability.

Under the proposed plan, carbon emissions reductions are expected to exceed 80% by 2030, compared to 2005 levels, potentially reaching up to an 88% reduction. The proposal positions us well to achieve the clean energy goals of our Upper Midwest states, including Minnesota’s carbon-free standard for 2040, with more than 80% of our customers’ electricity projected to come from carbon-free sources by 2030. Our Upper Midwest system delivers increasingly clean energy to all of the states we serve in the region—Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Michigan.

In support of these nation-leading carbon reductions, the plan proposes to add more wind and solar energy, extend the use of our two carbon-free nuclear plants to the early 2050s, add battery energy storage systems, and add new “always available” sources of electric generation capacity, including natural gas, to back up wind and solar when needed. We will also build on the success of the energy efficiency and demand response programs that help customers save energy and money while reducing energy use on the grid.

Our drive to achieve these major reductions in carbon emissions, while maintaining reliable, safe and affordable service, is important to policymakers, stakeholders, communities, our customers and our employees. We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with these key stakeholders as our proposals are considered by regulators.

Key benefits of our proposed plan

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