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Doing Our Part


The environment, leadership and a clean energy future

Protecting the environment is one of Xcel Energy’s corporate values, and environmental leadership is a component of our corporate strategy. We are building a clean energy future for our customers and the communities we serve, while continuing to provide reliable and affordable energy services. Our efforts include:

  • Investing in cost-effective advanced clean energy technologies
  • Implementing innovative business strategies based on collaboration
  • Expanding our energy efficiency programs to help customers save money and reduce environmental impact

Environmental protection and a clean energy future begin with excellent environmental compliance. We have a strong environmental management system to ensure we follow existing regulations and a history of proactive initiatives that go beyond what’s required today to meet tomorrow’s regulations.

Some recent examples are:

  • Minnesota Metro Emissions Project, completed in 2009, that involved a package of projects to significantly reduce air emissions from three Twin Cities-area power plants while increasing electricity output by around 300 megawatts
  • Clean Air-Clean Jobs plan, currently under way to significantly reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants in Colorado
Choose your state

Our products and services differ based on state. Please select your state (or the state you're interested in) from the list to the left.

Why do our products and services differ based on state? Because our business is regulated by state. We have regulated operations in eight Western and Midwestern states. The different regulatory body for each state we serve determines what products and services we deliver in that state.