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   February 28, 2011

   Ms. Shirley Fujimoto, Esq.

   McDermott Will & Emery

   600 Thirteenth Street, NW

   Washington, DC 20005-3096

   Re: EB-09-GB-0015

   Dear Ms. Fujimoto:

   On February 18, 2009, the Federal Communications Commission notified Xcel
   Energy Inc. that it had received complaints from Mr.(name withheld) that
   equipment operated by your client might be causing harmful radio
   interference to his amateur radio equipment. Mr. (name withheld) contact
   information is as follows:

   (Name withheld)

   (Address withheld)

   (Address withheld)

   Tel: (Number withheld)

   The February 18, 2009, letter advised Xcel Energy that the interference,
   if unresolved, could be a violation of Commission rules. For this reason,
   we encouraged Xcel Energy to voluntarily resolve the matter without
   Commission intervention. The letter specifically stated, however, that if
   it became necessary for the Commission to facilitate a resolution, the
   Commission might investigate possible rule violations and address
   appropriate remedies, including monetary forfeitures. On September 2,
   2009, you reported on behalf of your client that eight (8) structures and
   been identified as the source(s) of the interference and that those
   structures had been repaired. For a time, those repairs were successful in
   alleviating the interference to Mr. (name withheld) amateur radio
   equipment. Mr. (name withheld) reports, however, that the interference has
   returned and it is now greater than ever.

   Given that your client made significant repairs in an attempt to alleviate
   the interference, the Commission will allow your client sixty (60) days
   from the date of this letter to identify the source(s) of this new
   interference. If your client is unable to locate and resolve this
   interference by May 6, 2011, please advise this office about the nature of
   the problem, the steps your client is taking to resolve it and the
   estimated time in which those steps can be accomplished. Please send your
   response to this office at the following address: 1270 Fairfield Road,
   Gettysburg, PA 17325. Your response must also include a carbon copy to Mr.
   (name withheld) so that he can confirm any statement that you make
   regarding resolution of the interference. If you have any questions about
   this matter, please contact me at 717-338-2577.


   Laura L. Smith, Esq.

   Special Counsel

   Enforcement Bureau

   cc: Denver Field Office

   Western Regional Director

   Fines normally range from $7,500 to $10,000.