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Xcel Energy Announces Leadership Changes


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MINNEAPOLIS, May 16, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Xcel Energy has announced several key leadership changes designed to advance the company’s groundbreaking commitment to lead the company’s clean energy transition. Transforming the grid to meet changing energy needs is a key business priority.

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Alice Jackson, current President of Xcel Energy – Colorado, has been named Senior Vice President, System Strategy and Chief Planning Officer, leading a new enterprise-wide system planning organization. (Photo: BusinessWire)

Alice Jackson, current President of Xcel Energy – Colorado, is appointed Senior Vice President, System Strategy and Chief Planning Officer, leading a new enterprise-wide system planning organization. He will focus on developing integrated plans for generation, transmission and distribution across electricity and natural gas systems to achieve our vision of delivering net zero energy by 2050 while maintaining reliability and affordability for customers.

“This innovative approach to strategic planning is transformative for our industry and Alice is the perfect person to lead the charge as a proven business leader who has engaged employees, communities and stakeholders to achieve our national vision for the future. ‘clean energy,’ said Bob Frenzel, President, President and CEO of Xcel Energy.

The company is also announcing new presidents for our Colorado and Texas – New Mexico operating companies.

Robert Kenney will succeed Alice Jackson as the new president of Xcel Energy – Colorado. Kenney currently serves as senior vice president of regulatory and external affairs for PG&E, leading the company’s regulatory strategy and execution with the California Public Utilities Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. He is also responsible for government affairs and the company’s community relations efforts, including overseeing charitable giving and the PG&E Corporate Foundation. Prior to PG&E, Kenney was chairman of the Missouri Public Service Commission.

Adrian Rodriguez has been elected as President of Xcel Energy – Texas and New Mexico as David Hudson retires. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Strategy at Puget Sound Energy (PSE), leading the company’s clean energy strategy, including regulatory and government affairs. Prior to PSE, Rodriguez was general counsel and interim CEO of El Paso Electric.

“We are truly fortunate to have such exceptional talent joining our already strong leadership team,” said Brett Carter, Executive Vice President, Group President – Utilities and Chief Customer Officer. “These changes position us for great success in the regulatory and stakeholder arenas as we grow our business to meet the ever-changing energy needs of customers.”

Rodriguez will join Xcel Energy on June 1, with current president of Xcel Energy – Texas and New Mexico, David Hudson, officially retiring on July 1. Kenney will join Xcel Energy and assume his new role on June 6.

About Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy (NASDAQ: XEL) provides the energy that powers millions of homes and businesses in eight western and midwestern states. Based in Minneapolis, the company is an industry leader in responsible carbon emissions reduction and in the production and delivery of clean energy solutions from a variety of renewable sources at competitive prices. For more information visit xcelenergy.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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