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Scott Wilensky

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Scott Wilensky is executive vice president and general counsel at Xcel Energy. Previously he was vice president of Regulatory and Resource Planning for all of Xcel Energy's operating companies. He has more than 25 years of experience in utility regulation, having served both as managing director of Rate Revenue and as managing director of Government Affairs. Before coming to Xcel Energy, he spent 10 years as assistant attorney general with the Minnesota Attorney General's Office in areas affecting public utility regulation.

Wilensky serves on the board of directors for The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Twin Cities Diversity in Practice.

Wilensky earned a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Mich., and a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Energy Saving Tip

Set your hot water heater to no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This isn't just energy smart—it's also safer, since it reduces the likelihood of accidental burns.

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Break Ground, Not the Law

Always call 811 before digging in your yard to avoid hitting buried gas or electric lines. Not only is it the safe thing to do, but it's the law.