On February 9, 2015, the Minnesota Court of Appeals rejected a challenge to a decision by Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) approving Northern States Power Company d/b/a Xcel Energy’s (Xcel) petition to purchase wind-powered electricity from four specific companies. In re Xcel Energy, 2015 WL 506416 (Minn. Ct. App. 2015). The relators—Minnesota-based wind-power companies formed to develop community-based energy-development (C–BED) projects on land owned and farmed by member-owners pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 216B.1612—submitted bids in response to Xcel’s February 2013 solicitation for additional wind power but were not ultimately selected to provide the wind power. The relator C-BED wind companies objected to Xcel’s decision on the grounds that Xcel had not made a reasonable effort to fulfill its wind-energy needs through C–BED projects.…