Xcel Energy recently recognized Collins Electrical Construction Co. for its outstanding efforts in helping customers save energy. The awards recognized contractors, equipment suppliers and engineers that contributed the greatest electricity and natural gas savings to Xcel Energy’s Minnesota conservation programs in 2015. Thirty-six companies saved customers 56 gigawatt-hours of electricity and 69,000 dekatherms of natural gas. According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, that’s the equivalent of powering 3,800 homes for a year.

Dave Hove and Kevin Kuehn were proud to accept the 2016 Xcel Energy Efficiency Partner Award on behalf of Collins.

Since 1948, we have provided total project partnering, from initial conception through final construction, including cost estimating, budgeting, engineering, and on-going maintenance, including 24-hour emergency service. At Collins, we provide general contractors, large companies, and small businesses with a wide range of electrical services.

Location: Welch, Minnesota

Project Description: Supported installation of the 730 MVA 20KV to 345 KV GSU transformer.

Services Provided:

  • Owner Project Oversight
  • Nuclear Supervision
  • Constructability Reviews
  • Scheduling
  • Electrical installation

Systems Installed:

  • Heating and cooling
  • Grounding
  • Fire protection
  • Instrumentation and control
  • Lighting
  • Testing and commissioning support

Location: Minneapolis

Project Description: Collins is the design-build electrical contractor on this 26-story high-rise luxury apartment development in downtown Minneapolis. It boasts 253 units, retail space on ground and skyway levels, and abundant amenities.


Location: Plymouth

Project Description: Collins provided a complete design/build electrical package for the renovation of this 170,000 sq. ft. parts manufacturing facility. Included was exterior and interior LED lighting, switchgear, power, distribution, smoke exhaust, low voltage systems and lightning protection. The distribution and power installed feeds 250 mills machines, 800HP of air compressors and 28 roof-top-units.

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