2 Upper Midwest neighbors appear headed for divorce
Citing divergent energy policy priorities among two Upper Midwest neighbors, Xcel Energy Inc. is looking to legally separate its electric utility operations in Minnesota and North Dakota after more than a century operating as a combined system. The reason for the split? Fuel choices.
Commission sets capacity requirement for energy suppliers
The Michigan Public Service Commission on Friday approved new electric reliability rules that require energy suppliers to prove they have secured adequate generating capacity years into the future.
Legislators take aim at PSC over energy law implementation
A group of conservative Michigan legislators who are resolved to defend competition in the state's electric market are going on the offensive as the Public Service Commission prepares to implement sweeping energy reforms enacted last year.
Ohio gas plant developers primed to seize King Coal's crown
BYESVILLE, Ohio — Where most people traveling south from this small southeast Ohio village see grassy fields and rolling hills alongside Interstate 77, Michael King sees the future of Eastern power markets.
Gas plant plans in Upper Peninsula stir baseload debate
Two years after Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) helped broker an agreement to stave off an energy crisis in the Upper Peninsula, debate is again swirling over how to meet the area's long-term energy needs.