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Xcel looks to boost wind power

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Xcel Energy is a top provider of electricity generated by the wind. Now, it wants to add even more.

The Minneapolis-based utility on Thursday issued a request for bids to provide 150 megawatts of wind-generated electricity. Companies have until April 11 to submit bids to Xcel ” the largest utility in Colorado.

Xcel is working to comply with a state law that requires large utilities to generate at least 20 percent of electricity from renewable resources by 2020.

One megawatt of wind-generated electricity can serve about 400 households.

Xcel already has about 2,900 megawatts of wind power in its system.

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