Xcel Energy has a plan to add 1550 megawatts of wind generation.
And it has asked the North Dakota Public Service Commission to give its OK to the plan.
Xcel wants the PSC to issue what is called “advanced determination of prudence.” That designation could make it easier for the utility to seek financing for the project.
The projects include Foxtail, in Dickey County, and Clean Energy #1 in Mercer and Morton Counties. Foxtail is a 150 megawatt wind farm, and Clean Energy #1 is a 100 megawatt facility.