Minnesota’s Largest Power Generator Fails

Minnesota’s largest power generator failed ten months ago. The Generator was damaged when a turbine malfunctioned during a safety test, and came apart, causing shrapnel to fly from the generator.

No one was injured during the accident. The Company which owns the turbine, Xcel energy, said it could take another six months for the generator to come back on-line. The cost to fix the generator could be up to $200 million.

The loss of the generator hasn’t affected power prices during its downtime.

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