Xcel Energy plans to stop using coal nationwide by the end of 2030 after announcing Monday that it will speed up retirement of coal-fired units at its Tolk Generating Station in Texas.

Xcel said it now plans to retire the 1,067-megawatt coal plant in 2028 — more than four years earlier than planned. The company expects to replace coal with a diverse power mix that includes wind and solar near the Texas power plant.

The utility serves eight states, including Wisconsin. It has 300,000 electric customers and 100,000 natural gas customers in northwestern Wisconsin and Michigan.

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