Xcel Energy has filed with the North Dakota Public Service Commission to collect an incentive payment for meeting reliability standards.
The incentive was part of a rate case several years ago. Xcel was having problems with power outages in the Fargo area. The incentive was added to that case, so if Xcel would reduce the number of outages, it would be eligible for the incentive. And the incentive would be between $250,000 and $1 million.
Under that rate case, if a customer experienced three or more outages in a year not due to weather, Xcel would pay $50.