Media: Deal to close coal plants includes ‘historic’ efficiency push (Energy News Network)

Jun 24, 2019

From Energy News Network:

As Xcel Energy prepares a filing to close its last coal units in Minnesota, a lesser-known provision of the settlement announced last month commits the utility to energy savings equivalent to another power plant...

...The efficiency goal — to be delivered next year as part of Xcel’s integrated resource plan — calls for reducing demand by as much as 830 megawatts, said Mike Bull, director of policy and external affairs for the Center for Energy and Environment.

“It’s really historic in what Xcel’s agreed to do with efficiency in its resource planning,” he said. “It has never been done in Minnesota, and I don’t know of any place in the country where it’s being done on this scale, either...”

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