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Certificate of Need
Xcel Energy Competitive Resource Acquisistion Process

Description: The Commission has initiated a Competitive Resource Acquisition Process (RAP) through which it will select resources to meet the need identified in Xcel Energy’s 2010 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). In its review the Commission will consider the proposals from Xcel Energy (645 MW of combustion turbine gas generators, 215 MW at the existing Black Dog plant and 430 MW at a new facility near Hankinson, ND); Calpine Corporation (a natural gas combustion turbine and heat recovery steam generator with a total capacity of 345 MW in Mankato); Invenergy (three 178.5 MW natural gas combustion turbines, one in Cannon Falls and two in Hampton Township in Dakota County, for a combined capacity of 535.5 MW); Geronimo Energy (up to 100 MW of solar generation distributed at up to 31 sites throughout Minnesota); Great River Energy (MISO Zone 1 Resource Credits for capacity only). As part of its review process the Commission has requested that the Department of Commerce Energy Facility Permitting (EFP) staff prepare an Environmental Report (ER) assessing the proposals under consideration. At the conclusion of the process, the Commission is expected to select one or some combination of the proposed alternatives to meet Xcel Energy’s identified need
Date: June 10, 2013
Subject(s): Environmental policy; Power plants
Creator(s): Minnesota Department of Commerce. Energy Facility Permitting; Minnesota Department of Commerce. Energy Facility Permitting, Siting and Routing
Publisher: Minnesota Department of Commerce

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