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Xcel Energy Exceeds Wisconsin's Renewable Energy Requirement for 12 Consecutive Years

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For more than a decade, Xcel Energy has exceeded Wisconsin's renewable
energy requirement, making the company the number one renewable energy
provider in the state.

According to the 2017 Renewable Portfolio Standard Annual Report filed
with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin earlier this year, Xcel
Energy provided 27.83 percent of its energy from renewable resources.
This is the 12th year in a row that Xcel Energy has exceeded the state's
renewable energy requirement, which for Xcel Energy is 12.89 percent.

Mark Stoering, president, Xcel Energy Wisconsin, noted that while Xcel
Energy is not the largest electric utility in Wisconsin, the company
provides more renewable energy than any other. "Our history of
generating clean energy dates back almost a century and we are proud to
continue to help expand Wisconsin's growth in renewable energy, bringing
benefits to our customers and communities." he said. "We've been able to
accomplish this while keeping electricity bills below the national
average, and we anticipate keeping bills low as we add a considerable
amount of new renewable energy."

Along with 19 hydro facilities on eight Wisconsin rivers and the state's
largest community solar program, Xcel Energy has plans to build eight
new wind farms in the Upper Midwest region by 2022, which would help the
company reach its goal of powering its customers' electricity needs with
60 percent renewable energy by 2030.

About Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy (NASDAQ:XEL) provides the
energy that powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western
and Midwestern states. With its Wisconsin headquarters located in Eau
Claire, the company is an industry leader in responsibly reducing carbon
emissions and producing and delivering clean energy solutions from a
variety of renewable sources at competitive prices. For more
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