Natural Gas Operations

Xcel Energy currently operates more than 2,400 miles of transmission and 33,000 miles of distribution gas lines to serve our customers in Colorado and the Upper Midwest. To ensure continued safe and reliable natural gas service, as well as to meet the increasing demand of new and larger customers, we have a number of natural gas pipeline replacement efforts underway. Each of our operating companies has its own Transmission Integrity Management Program and Distribution Integrity Management Program, which is a regulatory requirement. Through these efforts, we assess pipeline conditions, recheck them periodically and develop plans to ensure safety and reliability.

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2011 Natural Gas Pipelines »

About the Report

We published our first corporate responsibility report (formerly known as the Triple Bottom Line report) in April 2005, with the contents covering the 2004 calendar year, and we have published a similar report in each following year. Our report is based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, the most widely used sustainability reporting framework in the world. Additionally, we incorporate the GRI's Electric Utilities Sector Supplement indicators wherever possible.

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