The Minneapolis utility says it will use power from three large wind farms in Minnesota and North Dakota. It will be Xcel's single largest increase in wind generation in the Upper Midwest and will boost its wind capacity by 33 percent.
The United States spends about $500 billion each year on energy that comes from other countries.
Some senators, including North Dakota's Kent Conrad, are now pushing for more of that energy to be generated in America.
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