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Xcel Energy


Two Killed in Collapse of Coal Pile at Colorado Power Plant

Two employees of a company that manages coal-handling operations for Xcel Energy’s Comanche Generating Station in Colorado were killed June 2 when they were trapped in a coal pile that…


Electrification Ignites Debate Over Future of Energy

Electrification—replacing fossil fuels with electricity to provide power—is a major part of the global effort toward decarbonization. It touches many sectors, and is sparking even more discussion about its impact…


Colorado Solar Project is First to Power U.S. Steel Mill

PUEBLO, Colo. (March 9, 2022) – McCarthy Building Companies recently completed construction and commissioning of the 300 MW Bighorn Solar project in Pueblo, Colo. It is the first of two…


Xcel Energy Considering Nuclear Operator Role at Idaho NuScale SMR Plant

Xcel Energy is exploring a role as operator of the 462-MWe Carbon-Free Power Project (CFPP), potentially becoming a key member of the first-of-its-kind small modular reactor (SMR) power plant that…


Xcel Energy pioneering bridge between nuclear and the hydrogen economy

A new frontier for nuclear energy in the United States is under exploration, and Xcel Energy is at the forefront with a project to produce hydrogen, most likely at its…