Tours and Briefings


A Continental breakfast will be served starting at 7:30 a.m. at the hotel; location is the Minnesota Court/Ballroom.  Lunch will not be provided.

The tours and the classified brief will have buses provided to transport attendees to and from those venues.  The planned schedule is below.



Utility Tours in the Local Area

  • Times listed are for departure – please arrive early to the bus and ensure you’re on the correct tour
  • Return times are approximate
  • Some tours are restricted, involve heavy walking and climbing, require waivers or other documentation



8:00 and 9:45 a.m.        Xcel Energy High Bridge Plant (1.5 hours with walking and stair climbing)

and 1 p.m.

·         Tour A (25 seats):  Bus leaves at 8:00 a.m.  Tour from 8:15 – 9:45 a.m.  Bus returns at 10:00 a.m.

·         Tour B (25 seats):  Bus leaves at 9:45 a.m.  Tour from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Bus returns at 1:45 p.m.

·         Tour C (25 seats):  Bus leaves at 1:00 p.m.  Tour from 1:15 – 2:45 p.m.  Bus returns at 3:00 p.m.

A waiver is required by tour participants.  Please download it here and email it to  A discription of the plant and tour can be downloaded here.



8:30 a.m.                        Xcel Energy Monticello Nuclear Plant (4 hours with walking and stair climbing)

·         Tour D (12 seats):  Bus leaves at 8:30 a.m.  Tour from 9:15 – 2:45 p.m.  Lunch will be provided.  Bus returns at 3:30 p.m.

  • Tour length is four hours with heavy walking and stair climging (box lunch will be provided)
  • Clothing requirements and other restrictions will be provided prior to the tour
  • The following information will be requested for security checks and badging:
    • Legal Name (as it appears on a driver's license or passport)
    • Citizenship status (US or Foreign National with Country Name)
    • Job title and company





Unclassified/For Official Use Only Threat Brief

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 20 October

Location: Unclassified/For Official Use Only brief is in the Kellogg room.  Government issued photo ID is required.


Classified Threat Brief - Secret clearance required.  Transportation provided.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to noon, 20 October

Location: FBI - Minneapolis, 1501 Freeway Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, MN, 55430