“This is a great decision for our customers and the state of Minnesota. We can now move forward with our plan to transform our energy fleet and lead the industry in delivering cleaner energy at a cost effective price for customers,” said Chris Clark, president, Xcel Energy-Minnesota.

“This outcome allows us to invest even more in wind, giving customers more renewable energy options while continuing to ensure reliable service and support for our communities by advancing the replacement energy generation at our Sherburne County plant,” he added.