Xcel Energy is proud to be a Contributing sponsor of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 and the competition's host utility sponsor.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, every day Xcel Energy powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states. Our customers can count on us 24/7 to be there with safe, reliable, and affordable electric and natural gas service.
Xcel Energy's sponsorship provides much of the Solar Decathlon's infrastructure, furnishings, and temporary electrical service interconnection, providing the solar village access to the utility grid.
Also on the event site, visitors can see Xcel Energy's, Panasonic's, and Denver International Airport's microgrid battery pilot project. For Xcel Energy, this project tests the application of battery technologies that can help integrate renewable energy into the grid, provides backup power to Panasonic during an outage, and helps determine how we might offer future battery services to customers.
Xcel Energy is a recognized industry leader in delivering renewable energy and in reducing carbon emissions. We have steadily transformed how we produce, deliver, and encourage the efficient use of energy, all at a low cost to customers.