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                           Before the
                FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
                     Washington, D.C. 20554


In the Matter of                 )
                                )
XCEL ENERGY INC.                 )    Acct. No. 200132080024 
                                 )    File No. EB-00-IH-0397
Licensee of Various Land Mobile  )
and Microwave Stations           )



                  MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER

     Adopted:  March 23, 2001           Released:  March 26, 2001  

By the Chief, Enforcement Bureau: 

1.   By this Memorandum Opinion and  Order we adopt the  attached 
Consent Decree entered  into between the  Enforcement Bureau  and 
Xcel Energy Inc.  (``Xcel'').  We  find that  the Consent  Decree 
provides  for   an  appropriate   resolution  of   the   Bureau's 
investigation into Xcel's compliance  with Section 310(d) and  of 
the Communications Act  of 1934, as  amended,1 and conclude  that 
adoption of the Consent Decree is in the public interest.

2.   Among other  things, the  Consent Decree  contemplates  that 
Xcel will implement  a program  to ensure  its future  compliance 
with the  Act  and  the  Commission's  rules  and  policies.   In 
addition, the Consent Decree contemplates  that Xcel will make  a 
voluntary contribution  to  the  United States  Treasury  in  the 
amount of $20,000.00.2
 
3.   We have  reviewed  the  Consent  Decree  and  evaluated  the 
circumstances underlying the investigation.  We believe that  the 
public interest would  be served by  adopting the Consent  Decree 
and terminating the investigatory proceeding.  

4.   ACCORDINGLY, IT IS ORDERED  that, pursuant to Sections  4(i) 
and 4(j)  of the  Communications Act  of 1934,  as amended,3  and 
Section 0.111  of the  Commission's  rules,4 the  Consent  Decree 
attached hereto IS ADOPTED.
5.   IT   IS   FURTHER   ORDERED,   that   the    above-captioned 
investigatory proceeding IS TERMINATED.  

                         FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

                          
     
                         David H. Solomon 
                         Chief, Enforcement Bureau
               


_________________________

1  47 U.S.C.  310(d).

2  Payment may be made by mailing a check or similar instrument, 
payable to the order of the Federal Communications Commission, to 
the Forfeiture Collection Section, Finance Branch, Federal 
Communications Commission, P.O. Box 73482, Chicago, Illinois 
60673-7482.  The payment must note the Acct. No. referenced 
above.

3  47 U.S.C.  4(i) and 4(j).

4   47 C.F.R.  0.111