Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant operating at higher capacity

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The Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant is now producing power at the highest capacity level in the plant’s history.

The plant began operating at the higher capacity at 10 a.m. Wednesday, stated Mary Sandok, Xcel Energy media relations manager.

Late Tuesday  Xcel Energy received clearance from the federal Nuclear Energy Commission for Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant to sustain operations at 671 megawatts – a 71-megawatt increase achieved through a multi-year generation capacity expansion and life-cycle management project.

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