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Xcel Energy (XEL) Completes BRIGO Transmission Projects

Xcel Energy just announced the completion of their Buffalo Ridge Incremental Generation Outlet (BRIGO) Transmission Projects, which will increase the company’s ability to distribute wind energy to customers in Minnesota and South Dakota.

The projects involved installing over 50 miles of new transmission lines, and are part of a larger effort by Xcel to upgrade its transmission capabilities in the region. Since 1999, Xcel has increased the systems capacity from 260 megawatts to approximately 1,200 … Read the rest