Xcel Energy buying upgraded Minnesota wind sites from Allete

Xcel Energy Inc. announced Thursday it will purchase the recently upgraded Northern Wind renewable-energy sites from Duluth-based Allete Inc.

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved the acquisition on Thursday. It consists of the repowered Chanarambie and Viking wind projects in Murray County, as well as the Rock Aetna development project in Pipestone County, according to a press release.

The repowering process involves replacing the existing turbines with more efficient equipment that…


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