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Recognition and Awards

  • The Edison Electric recognized Xcel Energy in 2014 with its Emergency Recovery Award for the company’s outstanding power restoration efforts after a widespread, severe weather outbreak in the company’s Upper Midwest service territory in June 2013.
  • The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has named Xcel Energy its “Utility of the Year” for 2013, recognizing our commitment to expanding the use of wind power and progressive wind integration efforts. This is the second time in five years that we have received this award.
  • For the 10th consecutive year, Xcel Energy is ranked the No. 1 wind energy provider in the United States, according to the American Wind Energy Association.
  • Xcel Energy is ranked in the top 10 among U.S. utilities for solar energy capacity, based on a Solar Electric Power Association report for 2012.
  • Xcel Energy’s Windsource® program is the third largest voluntary green power program in the United States based on customer participation and the fifth largest based on renewable energy sales, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s assessment of utility green power programs in 2013.
  • Xcel Energy is part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America, a leading financial index of companies considered best in class for corporate economic, environmental and social performance. This is the seventh year we have earned this honor.
  • Xcel Energy was recognized with a 2013 Annual Achievement Award from the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group for innovative wind procurement, forecasting, system integration and development efforts.
  • In 2013, we received the Wildlife National Achievement Award from the National Wild Turkey Federation for our commitment to conservation and improving wildlife habitat.
  • For the 18th consecutive year, Xcel Energy was named a Tree Line USA utility in 2014 by the Arbor Day Foundation for our commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care.
  • For six of the last seven years, G.I. Jobs magazine has named Xcel Energy one of the nation’s 100 most military-friendly employers based on our long-term commitment to hiring former military personnel, recruiting efforts and policies for active military employees.
  • Xcel Energy was a 2013 winner of Civilian Jobs’ Most Valuable Employer (MVE) award. The MVE recognition serves to help military-experienced job seekers and veterans identify the top employers to target for civilian careers.