Jan 4, 2014 at 8:15 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy is asking 600 business customers in Minnesota and North Dakota to reduce their natural gas usage because of higher demand from the cold.
The Minneapolis-based company says the customers are those who take part in interruptible gas rates programs. They've agreed to cut back on usage in exchange for reduced rates year-round.
Xcel says its system is ready for the frigid temperatures. But if an electricity outage happens, customers can get updates at www.xcelenergy.com .
Temp: 28°F (-2°C)
Wind: 13mph N
Wind Chill: 17°F