A regional energy provider has been honored again for their relief work on the east coast.
Xcel was honored by the Edison Electric Institute with the association’s Emergency Assistance Award for their outstanding effort in Ohio last summer and in the Northeast for Hurricane Sandy.
The arts and economic sustainability focus areas are two of four annual grant cycles in which area nonprofits can participate. Other cycles are education and environment.
The group says that the rate increase would boost revenue by $90.2 million annually, and would support the cost of expanding infrastructure.
The first wave of Xcel Energy workers from Texas and New Mexico returned today from relief work in New York.
The energy provider will send 30 employees to Virginia to assist Appalachian Power Company to help restore power to the areas impacted by the storm. The group will leave Amarillo tomorrow morning around 7:30am.
Xcel Energy has filed to balance the fuel costs charged to the SPS customers
To help conserve electricity, use large appliances in the morning or late in the evenings, and ensure that home and business air conditioner filters are clean, as well as turning off unneeded lights, computers, and appliances.
The company must comply with New Mexico regulatory requirements which call for 15 percent of the company’s New Mexico retail sales to be derived from renewable resources, and compliance is mandatory by 2015.
Xcel Energy is warning customers in Texas and New Mexico service area to conserve energy today through 7 p.m.