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HASTINGS - A major solar power project is coming to Minnesota, feeding 100 mega-watts (MW) of renewable energy into Xcel Energy’s power grid, and one piece of the project could be built in Hastings.


Xcel Energy had put out a request for proposals (RFP) asking energy producers to participate in a competitive hunt for new resources that would help Xcel meet peak energy demands, said Allen Krug, Xcel Energy’s vice president of state regulatory policy.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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