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Xcel Energy recognized among world’s best employers by Forbes magazine

Company earns the distinction for the second consecutive year

Minneapolis, Minnesota (Oct. 24, 2018)— Xcel Energy has been recognized on Forbes Global 2000 list of World’s Best Employers for the second year in a row. Among the thousands of companies considered, 500 earned a place on the list, and Xcel Energy ranked 74th in the world.

“We are pleased to receive this honor and believe it recognizes our longstanding commitment to an inclusive and engaging culture,” said Ben Fowke, chairman, president and CEO, Xcel Energy. “We continually strive to make Xcel Energy a great place to work to attract and retain the best people, who are passionate about serving customers and delivering clean, safe and affordable energy.”

The Forbes ranking is based on survey responses from employees who rate their employer by describing how likely they would be to recommend them and identifying other companies they admired. Xcel Energy is the highest-ranking U.S. electric utility on the Forbes list in 2018.

This is the second time this year that Forbes honored Xcel Energy as an exceptional workplace. Forbes also named the company as one of America’s Best Large Employers.  

In addition to offering employees opportunities to develop their skills and talents, Xcel Energy makes it a priority to recognize employee achievements and fosters a culture where people are respected. The company has received a perfect score as one of the Best Places to work for LGBT Equality for the past two years. Xcel Energy has also earned awards as a top military-friendly employer.

Visit Xcel Energy’s Corporate Responsibility Report to learn more about the company’s commitment to its workforce, sustainability and communities.



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About Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy (NASDAQ: XEL) provides the energy that powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states. Headquartered in Minneapolis, the company is an industry leader in responsibly reducing carbon emissions and producing and delivering clean energy solutions from a variety of renewable sources at competitive prices. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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