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First Friday in November

With Ben Fowke, Chairman, President, CEO, Xcel Energy

Nov. 1, 2019

11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

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Ben Fowke

Ben Fowke graduated with a degree in finance and accounting from Towson University, just 50 miles outside of Annapolis, Maryland, where he was raised. In the 1990s, Fowke was vice president in the NCE Retail business unit, which the company later merged with Northern States Power Co. to form Xcel Energy Inc. Today he is recognized as one of the industry’s leading authorities on clean energy, recently announcing Xcel Energy’s aspirational goal to provide zero-carbon electricity for all customers by 2050. Besides leading one of the largest energy companies in the country, Fowke is a frequent contributor to important policy topics in Washington, D.C., including the hiring of military veterans.

Our Carbon-Free Vision

Xcel Energy has plans to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030 and to produce 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050 – all while enhancing reliability and ensuring affordability. Hear the vision from Xcel Energy Chairman and CEO Ben Fowke and learn how the company can take its carbon-reduction expertise and apply it to other sectors of the economy, starting with transportation.
Xcel Energy has plans to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030 and to produce 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050.