Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Xcel Energy
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol XEL)
Headquartered in: 
Minnesota
Major Industry: 
utilities and power generation
Specific Industry: 
power generation
Penalty total since 2000: 
$32,958,345
Number of records: 
77
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
competition-related offenses$18,000,0002
employment-related offenses$8,208,7774
environment-related offenses$4,693,30228
consumer-protection-related offenses$1,628,00015
safety-related offenses$428,26628
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
energy market manipulation$16,000,0001
benefit plan administrator violation$8,000,0001
environmental violation$4,693,30228
energy market violation$2,000,0001
consumer protection violation$1,032,0002
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

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Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
e prime, Inc. energy market manipulation 2004 CFTC $16,000,000
Xcel Energy, Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $8,000,000
Xcel Energy Inc. energy market violation 2012 FERC $2,000,000
Northern States Power Company environmental violation 2009 WI-AG $1,300,000
Xcel Energy consumer protection violation 2003 MN-AG $1,000,000
Public Service Company of Colorado environmental violation 2022 EPA $925,000
Southwestern Public Service Company environmental violation 2011 NM-ENV $800,000
XCEL ENERGY/NORTHERN STATES POWER environmental violation 2002 WI-ENV $600,000
NORTHERN STATES POWER COMPANY environmental violation 2003 EPA $500,000
Xcel Energy Services, Inc. wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $155,689
PUBLIC SERVICE CO. OF COLORADO DBA XCEL ENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $150,000
Xcel Energy, Inc. environmental violation 2009 EPA $95,000
Xcel Energy - Key City/Wilmarth environmental violation 2004 MN-ENV $80,000
Xcel I Southwestern Public Service utility service violation 2019 TX-PUC $74,000
XCEL/ Southwestern Public utility service violation 2019 TX-PUC $68,000
Northern States Power environmental violation 2001 SD-ENV $65,874
Southwestern Public Service Company utility service violation 2012 TX-PUC $61,000
Southwestern Public Service Company utility service violation 2010 TX-PUC $57,000
Southwestern Public Service Company utility service violation 2010 TX-PUC $55,000
PUBLIC SERVICE CO RIFLE GAS PLANT environmental violation 2012 EPA $50,000
PUBLIC SERVICE CO BAXTER COMPRESSOR STATION environmental violation 2012 EPA $50,000
SPS/XCEL utility service violation 2016 TX-PUC $49,000
Southwestern Public Service Company utility service violation 2008 TX-PUC $48,000
Southwestern Public Service Company utility service violation 2011 TX-PUC $45,000
Southwestern Public Service Company utility service violation 2011 TX-PUC $39,000
Southwestern Public Service Company utility service violation 2006 TX-PUC $36,000
XCEL ENERGY CORPORATION environmental violation 2010 EPA $35,000
Xcel Energy dba Southwestern Public Service Company consumer protection violation 2014 TX-PUC $32,000
Public Service Company environmental violation 2008 CO-DPHE $30,000
Northern States Power Company (Xcel Energy Services Inc.) utility safety violation 2020 ND-PSC $30,000
SPS (Xcel utility service violation 2017 TX-PUC $30,000
Public Service Company of Colorado d/b/a Xcel Energy labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $26,580
Public Service Company of Colorado (d/b/a Xcel Energy) labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $26,508
Public Service Company environmental violation 2000 CO-DPHE $25,000
Southwestern Public Service Company utility service violation 2014 TX-PUC $20,000
NORTHERN STATES POWER CO DBA XCEL ENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $20,000
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF COLORADO workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $16,670
Xcel Energy utility safety violation 2002 ND-PSC $16,000
Northern States Power Company (Xcel Energy Services Inc.) utility safety violation 2002 ND-PSC $16,000
Xcel Energy - General Office environmental violation 2010 MN-ENV $15,075
Southwestern Public Service Company environmental violation 2016 TX-ENV $15,000
PUBLIC SERVICE OF COLORADO environmental violation 2013 EPA $14,400
Southwestern Public Service Company utility service violation 2015 TX-PUC $14,000
XCEL ENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $13,500
SOUTHWESTERN PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $13,260
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF COLORADO workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $12,675
Northern States Power Company (Xcel Energy Services Inc.) utility safety violation 2019 ND-PSC $12,000
NORTHERN STATES POWER COMPANY workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $9,975
Xcel Energy - Allen S King Generating Plant environmental violation 2010 MN-ENV $9,815
Public Service Company environmental violation 2017 CO-DPHE $9,600
Public Service Company environmental violation 2010 CO-DPHE $9,600
Northern States Power Company (Xcel Energy Services Inc.) utility safety violation 2002 ND-PSC $9,500
NORTHERN STATES POWER COMPANY DBA XCEL ENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $9,400
Northern States Power Company (Xcel Energy Services Inc.) utility safety violation 2018 ND-PSC $9,000
PUBLIC SERVICE CO OF COLORADO DBA XCEL ENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $9,000
Public Service Company environmental violation 2013 CO-DPHE $8,050
Xcel Energy - Allen S King Generating Plant environmental violation 2008 MN-ENV $8,000
XCEL ENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $7,696
Xcel Energy - Red Wing Generating Plant environmental violation 2015 MN-ENV $7,500
XCEL ENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $7,440
Xcel Energy - Red Wing Generating Plant environmental violation 2008 MN-ENV $7,187
Public Service Company environmental violation 2014 CO-DPHE $7,000
PUBLIC SERVICE CO environmental violation 2020 CO-DPHE $7,000
PUBLIC SERVICE CO. OF CO DBA XCEL ENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $7,000
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF COLORADO workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $7,000
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF COLORADO workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $7,000
XCEL ENERGY INC workplace safety or health violation 2021 OSHA $7,000
Southwestern Public Service Company environmental violation 2020 TX-ENV $6,981
XCEL ENERGY INC workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $6,500
Xcel Energy - Red Wing Generating Plant environmental violation 2006 MN-ENV $6,470
PUBLIC SERVICE CO OF COLORADO DBA XCEL ENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $6,000
Xcel Energy - Key City/Wilmarth environmental violation 2000 MN-ENV $5,750
XCEL ENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $5,600
XCEL ENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $5,050
Xcel Energy Services, Inc. utility safety violation 2005 CO-PUC $5,000
XCEL ENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2005 OSHA $5,000
PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF COLORADO DBA XCEL ENERGY workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,000
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