In the season of giving, Xcel Energy’s commitment to communities shines through as employees volunteered 29,000 hours to support nonprofits in 2017.
Xcel Energy wind projects deliver for customers and communities
Adding 3,380 megawatts of new wind generation will keep Xcel customer bills low now and in the future.
Renewable energy option approved for Xcel Energy Minnesota customers
Minnesotans will soon have a new option to power their homes and businesses with wind and solar energy as part of Xcel Energy’s Renewable*Connect program.
Xcel Energy gets green light on long-range plan for carbon reductions
Xcel Energy leads the nation as the number one utility wind energy provider for more than decade, and as part of its Upper Midwest plan proposed expanding wind energy
Xcel Energy surpasses national emissions reduction goal
Xcel Energy announced that, as of 2013, it has reduced carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 20 percent since 2005, already exceeding President Obama’s goal of a 17 percent reduction by 2020. “Over the past decade Xcel Energy has invested in a cost-effective clean energy strategy that is benefiting both our customers and the environment,” Ben…
How better weather forecasting saves wind farms $17 million
Thanks to a more accurate method for weather forecasting, Xcel Energy says it has saved about $17 million, including about $7.8 million in 2011 alone, and has reduced its forecasting error by about 28% since 2009. Forecasts from WindWX (pronounced wind wicks) from Global Weather Corp. cover 168-hour periods every 15 minutes for all of…