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Christopher B. Clark

President, Xcel Energy - Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota

Chris Clark is president of Xcel Energy - Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota. Previously, Clark was regional vice president of rates and regulatory affairs - Minnesota. He was responsible for Xcel Energy’s regulatory filings with the utility commissions in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, including rate, resource acquisition, and service quality filings.  

Clark joined Xcel Energy in 1999 as a senior attorney. He was later appointed managing attorney, Northern States Power Company - Minnesota, an Xcel Energy company, with responsibility for the company’s state public utility law and power purchase agreement issues for operations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. He represented Xcel Energy in regulatory proceedings before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and handled most issues related to rate cases, renewable energy, and long term power purchase projects, and supported retail products and programs, including conservation improvement programs. He has more than 20 years of experience in energy and regulation.  

Clark serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and People Serving People.

Prior to joining Xcel Energy, he worked as an in-house attorney for Alliant Energy appearing for that company before public utility commissions in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin.  

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science from the University of Iowa and earned his law degree from Drake University.

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