Xcel Energy asks customers to curb electricity use Monday afternoon

AMARILLO – Xcel Energy is asking electric customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electric demand and limits in generation and transmission capacity on Monday afternoon. The utility company urges consumers to limit their power use through 7 p.m. in order to reduce the strain on […]

Xcel Energy proposes rate increase

CNJ staff Xcel Energy is requesting a 5.9 percent base rate increase in Texas to offset increasing infrastructure costs. Xcel filed a proposal of a base rate increase with the Public Utility Commission of Texas and area municipalities served by the company, according to Wes Reeves of Xcel Energy. He said Xcel also included in […]

Feb. 26, 2008 Business Digest

New pet store to open in Clovis Petsense, a pet food and supply store, is scheduled to open next month in Clovis, the store’s regional manager said. Tom Luba, manager for the stores in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, said the two-year old company looks to establish stores in towns of 30,000 or more population […]

Power company trying to correct rate increase information

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission has received more than 700 comments about a proposed rate hike for Xcel Energy, a case manager with Xcel said. Most of those comments stem from false information, an Xcel spokesman said. Xcel’s Wes Reeves said the proposed increase, filed in May, is […]

Xcel proposes increase, plans upgrades

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Energy company Xcel Energy is proposing a base-rate increase from the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission. The electric and natural gas company is seeking an overall increase of 6.6 percent from all customer classes. Residential rates would increase by 7.3 percent a month for an average household that uses […]

Xcel Energy seeks increase in rates

CNJ Staff Xcel Energy is proposing to raise its base rates for electric service in Texas by 7.4 percent, or $5.18 per month for an average household using 800 kilowatt-hours, according to a company news release. It is the first time since 1986 Xcel’s Texas-based operating company, Southwestern Public Service, is proposing to raise its […]

4/18 Business digest

Western Bank CEO to get honorary degree New Mexico businessman Don Kidd of Carlsbad will receive an honorary doctorate on May 13 at New Mexico State University’s spring commencement at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Kidd is being honored for his advocacy for higher education, service to NMSU as a suporter and former regent, service in the […]

Winds of change

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The wind that whips through eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle sends dust dancing through the streets. It rattles doors and windows, unravels neatly pinned hair, and leaves residents stumbling in its path. Harnessing its power has never been a more popular pursuit. Wind energy developers from across the […]

2/28 Business digest

Buckle names new store manager Windy Wagner has been named manager of the Buckle in North Plains Mall, according to a press release from the corporation. A graduate of West Texas A&M University, she began her career with the company in 2005, the release said. The North Plains Mall location is one of 340 Buckle […]

Cole, Joe

Joe Cole Services: Have been held. Mr. Joseph “Joe” Jackson Cole, 58, a lineman with Xcel Energy, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Dec. 14, 1944, in Ripple Mead, Va., to Sam and Christine Cole. He married Hazel Tivis on Dec. 27, 1964, in Juarez, Mexico. […]

Company plants seeds for wind turbine farm

By Angela Peacock Taking advantage of New Mexico’s most abundant natural resource — the wind — Caprock Wind, LP announced its plans Tuesday to install up to 80 wind-driven turbine generators near Tucumcari. The wind farm, which will be located about 20 miles southeast of Tucumcari, is the second of its kind for Quay County. […]

Crow causes power outage

By Jack king A crow caught in equipment in at Xcel Energy substation west of Clovis caused the substation to shut down Thursday, depriving 2,400 homes and businesses of power for a brief period, a company spokesman said. Xcel spokesman Bill Crenshaw said safety equipment at the substation stopped the flow of energy from the […]