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Xtra Magazine Feature Stories

Our Xtra Magazine is distributed to current and former Xcel Energy employees. We feature two stories from each edition below in addition to making available an archive of past editions.

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Clean Air-Clean Jobs

Sweeping energy legislation passed in Colorado in 2010 – titled the Clean Air- Clean Jobs Act (CACJ) – gave Xcel Energy the chance to propose a plan to modernize its system, significantly reduce emissions and in the end, set itself up for the challenge of adding lots of new renewable-energy resources to its system.

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Fire-Resistant Poles

In 2014, Transmission and Vegetation Management conducted a pilot project aimed at increasing the fire resistance of wooden utility poles. The groups created a risk map and identified nearly 6,500 poles in high-risk fire zones, said Daniel Fleischman, principal engineer in Transmission System Performance.

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Energy Saving Tip

Have your home checked for leaky ducts, drafts around doors and windows, fireplace dampers, and other places where air might escape.


Gas Meter Safety

Keep your natural gas meter dry and clear of snow and ice at all times to avoid the potential for dangerous indoor natural gas buildup.

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