Xcel Energy Unit Sues EnXco Over Wind Farm Contract

Law360, New York (May 4, 2011, 5:07 PM EDT) -- An Xcel Energy Inc. subsidiary sued enXco Development Corp. in Minnesota on Wednesday, saying enXco's delay in addressing a $400 million wind farm project's impact on endangered birds justified Xcel's disputed termination of an agreement to buy the farm from enXco.

Northern States Power Co. had agreed to acquire a 150-megawatt wind farm with 100 wind turbines that enXco was developing in North Dakota's Dickey and McIntosh counties, according to a complaint filed in Minnesota federal court.

But NSP terminated its purchase agreement with enXco in...
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