Xcel Energy
 

Owned Generation

Type Plants Units Summer Net Dependable Capacity in Megawatts (MW)
Coal 13 27 7,579
Natural Gas 24 69 6,758
Nuclear 2 3 1,594
Hydro 26 79 377
Diesel/Oil 2 14 383
Refuse-Derived Fuel 3 6 52
Wind 3 238 42A
Solar 4 4 0.1
Total 77 440 16,785

A Net generating capacity is 327 MW for Xcel Energy owned wind energy facilities. Summer net dependable capacity is determined to be lower because wind generation is an intermittent resource and is only available when ambient wind conditions exist.

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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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