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Xcel wants to build $575M solar plant in Becker


April 14, 2021

Xcel's Sherco power plant in Becker. (GLEN STUBBE/Star Tribune)

Xcel Energy has unveiled plans for the largest solar-energy plant in Minnesota by far, a $575 million project in Becker adjacent to the company's Sherco coal-power complex.

The solar plant would create 900 union construction jobs and provide enough electricity to power 100,000 Upper Midwest homes, the company said.

It would help replace some electricity generation that will be lost through the early retirement of Xcel's three Sherco coal generators.


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