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Wildfire Mitigation Program

Xcel Energy seeks to provide reliable, safe, affordable and clean energy to power the communities we serve. As part of our commitment to safety, we’re continually making strategic investments and improvements to support our power grid, build resilience and increase our situational awareness to mitigate wildfire risk.

Since 2019, our comprehensive Wildfire Mitigation Program has helped minimize fire ignition risks through a portfolio of programs guiding how we construct, maintain, inspect and operate the electric system. To learn more about these programs, visit XcelEnergyWildfireMitigation.com (external link).

Our 2023 annual report provides insight into the progress we’re making to mitigate fire risks and the effectiveness of these investments under our currently approved Wildfire Mitigation Plan. We’re fully committed to providing regulators and stakeholders with details of this work as we continue to deliver and continually improve our proactive protection initiatives.

Read our 2023 annual report (PDF)

We will be proposing a new multi-year Wildfire Mitigation Plan (2025-2027) in the coming weeks that builds upon our existing efforts and expands the scope, pace and scale of what we do. Severe weather and drier conditions mean that wildfires are a near year-round threat across regions of Colorado, even in areas that haven’t traditionally been wildfire prone. Our wildfire mitigation efforts are evolving to address wildfire risk, and we are committed to doing our part to help protect our customers, homes, businesses and Colorado’s forests and grasslands.

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