Xcel Unit Can't Quash Suit Over Wind Farm Contract

Law360, Washington (November 8, 2011, 5:46 PM EST) -- A Minnesota federal judge on Tuesday struck down an Xcel Energy Inc. subsidiary's bid to toss enXco Development Corp.'s suit over the unit's failure to fulfill a contract to buy a $400 million wind farm, which had problems handling the safety of endangered birds.

Northern States Power Co. and enXco sued each other in May over whether enXco's delay in addressing the $400 million North Dakota wind farm project's impact on endangered birds justified NSP's disputed termination of an agreement to buy the farm from enXco....
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