Xcel Energy is a major U.S. electric and natural gas company, providing energy to customers in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.
We operate major generating facilities that use a variety of fuel sources including coal, natural gas, nuclear fuel, water (hydro), oil, and refuse; we also have facilities that generate electricity from the wind and sun. In total, our plants are capable of producing more than 17,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity. One megawatt of power generated by fossil fuels or nuclear fuel provides enough electricity to serve 750 typical homes.
We generate approximately two-thirds of our power and buy the remainder from other electricity suppliers to meet our customers’ energy needs. We have a diverse fuel mix.