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Xcel Energy Proposes Additional Fee For Solar Customers

Electricity and natural-gas company Xcel Energy has proposed a "backuppower" fee for residential customers with solar systems installed. Thecompany would charge a fee of $0.026 kWh based on the actual generatingcapacity of the home’s system, according to a report from Boulder,Colo.-based Daily Camera. Xcel Energy says that it pays forbackup electricity for homes powered by

Proposed Fee in Colorado Irks Solar Customers

Armed with a net-metering agreement and enough grid-tied solar panels, you could literally eliminate your monthly electricity bills. Poof! Gone. But, as this story from KMGH Denver demonstrates, you’d still need the utility’s infrastructure to make the arrangement work. Solar energy customers are worried a new fee proposed byXcel Energy would punish new customers for

Xcel May Offer Solar Rebates in Minnesota

A little over a week ago, Excel Energy publicized details of athree-year program to conserve energy. Under the so-called ConservationImprovement Plan, the Minneapolis-based utility aims to save over 1,100gigawatt hours of energy between 2010 and 2012. As reported by Reuters, The company said in a release the plan would save moneyfor customers and conserve enough