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Posted on: September 15, 2023

Xcel Energy Battery Storage Project – Environmental Scoping


Community Development Announcement

Xcel Energy is proposing to develop a battery energy storage system project at the Sherco site in the City of Becker. Additional information can be found on this Xcel press release. As part of the regulatory approval process, the City of Becker has accepted authority as the local government unit for this project and assumes responsibility for local review, compliance, and approval per Minnesota Statutes 216E.05 and 7850.5300. Accordingly, the City of Becker is required to prepare an environmental assessment and via this posting, is affording the public an opportunity to participate in the development of the scope of the environmental assessment before it is prepared and finalized for posting on the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board Monitor website.  The following are ways in which you can participate in the scoping. 

  1. Contact Jacob Sanders, Community Development Director at for any project related questions or suggestions on the scope by September 29th, 2023.  
  2. Attend the in-person scoping participation meeting on September 27th, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the City of Becker City Hall City Council Chambers located at 12060 Sherburne Ave SE, Becker, MN 55308.

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