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Part of Renewable Portfolio for Xcel Shelved

Renewable energy is all the rage for Xcel energy in Wisconsin. Or, it was, anyway. The energy company has pulled the plug on a renewable energy production project in north Wisconsin. Xcel had originally intended to build a biomass gasification plant in one of three units at the company's Bay Front Power Plant. But higher costs and uncertainty about future regulations were among the variables that led to the project getting shelved. Xcel will still burn biomass in a more conventional process at the plant's remaining two units.

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