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Strategic Priorities

Xcel Energy has identified seven strategic priorities that are important to our company’s ongoing success, to the sustainability of our operations and to our many stakeholders, both for today and for the future.

Safety
Safety
Our customers, communities and employees expect us to take all necessary steps and precautions to ensure their safety around energy.
Customer Focus
Customer Focus
Customers and communities depend on us to provide reliable, affordable energy service, and have a growing interest in energy choice.
Workforce Development
Workforce Development
Developing the next generation workforce is critical to our continued success and ability to provide customers with safe, reliable and affordable energy service.
Operational Excellence
Operational Excellence
We must provide the highest service quality while managing our costs and making smart investments in our infrastructure, processes and workforce.
Attractive Return for Shareholders
Attractive Return for Shareholders
Strong financial performance enables us to invest in infrastructure projects that improve our ability to provide safe, affordable, reliable and clean energy service.
Environmental Leadership
Environmental Leadership
Customers, communities and neighbors expect us to responsibly manage our environmental impacts and to invest in clean energy technologies.
Strong Community and Civic Engagement
Strong Community and Civic Engagement
We must build and maintain trusted relationships with our stakeholders, and keep in mind that quality of life and economic prosperity in the communities we serve is as important to our business as it is our customers.

A full description of our risk oversight and management processes is available in our 2013 10-K, along with a description of the risks associated with Xcel Energy’s business.