Xcel Energy Recognition

  • Xcel Energy is among the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies® according to Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
  • In 2019, Xcel Energy received an Award of Excellence from the S&P Global Energy Awards for its vision to deliver 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050 and developing the first use of direct wind energy storage technology.
  • For the seventh consecutive year, Xcel Energy is one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies in 2020 and is ranked the second most admired among energy providers.
  • Xcel Energy received a national Climate Leadership Award in 2020 for top Organizational Leadership from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry. The award recognizes the company’s industry-leading carbon reduction efforts, as well as its support for customers and communities in achieving their clean energy goals.
  • The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recognizes Xcel Energy as a Gold Leader under its Environmental Leadership Program for the company’s comprehensive Environmental Management System, as well as its clean energy leadership and environmental stewardship.
  • The Climate Registry awarded Xcel Energy’s greenhouse gas emissions reporting its top Allstar status for excellence. For 14 consecutive years, the company’s carbon reporting has been third-party verified in accordance with The Climate Registry — the only electricity provider with this length of consecutive verified data.
  • Xcel Energy received two Emergency Recovery Awards in 2019 from the Edison Electric Institute for outstanding efforts to restore service to customers after the Colorado bomb cyclone in March 2019 and tornado damage in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in September 2019.
  • The Human Rights Campaign selected Xcel Energy as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality in early 2020, with a perfect score on its Corporate Equality Index for the fourth consecutive year.
  • The company achieved a high score — 90 of 100 — on the Disability: In survey, a comprehensive benchmarking tool for disability inclusion in the workplace.
  • Xcel Energy is a top-10 Military Employer according to GI Jobs as well as a Best for Vets employer by Military Times.
  • The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recognized five of Xcel Energy’s energy efficiency programs as being among the country’s best, honoring the programs with the organization’s Exemplary Program Award in early 2019.
  • Since 2005, Xcel Energy continues to be listed as a Tree Line USA utility by the Arbor Day Foundation for the company’s proper tree pruning, planting and care.