Xcel Energy Seeks More Solar Projects


Xcel Energy, a Minneapolis-headquartered provider of electricity and natural gas, has announced that it is seeking 7,000 MWh per year in new solar projects as required by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission.

‘This RFP [request for proposals] demonstrates Xcel Energy's commitment to meeting Colorado's Renewable Energy Standard,’ says Fred Stoffel, Xcel Energy's vice-president of marketing. ‘It also allows customers to take advantage of the federal tax incentives allowed by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which will expire at the end of 2007.’

According to the company, each proposal must be rated above 100 kW and less than 2 MW in capacity in the Colorado service territory. Proposals are due by Jan. 4, 2007, and should include the price per solar-onsite renewable energy credit and the number of credits per year. For more information, visit www.xcelenergy.com/solar

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