UPDAGTE RE: One of three pipelines affected by blast in Canada being returned to service; conservation still needed
Xcel Energy’s system was stable overnight. We can see that natural gas flows are increasing from TransCanada pipeline into our pipeline service provider, Viking Gas Transmission. If this progress continues as we projected late yesterday, we expect to lift the conservation request later today. We want to see Viking stabilize and approach a more normal operation as well as ensure the stability of our system this morning. Then we believe we can handle an increase in demand on the system. We truly appreciate our customers’ continuing conservation efforts. We expect to provide an update later this morning.