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Citing a newly released report from the American Wind Energy Association, Xcel Energy says it remained the No. 1 utility provider of wind energy in the U.S. in 2012. The Minneapolis-based utility says this is the ninth consecutive year it was rated No. 1.

At the end of 2012, Xcel Energy had nearly 4,900 MW of wind electricity generating capacity on its system, and wind power currently represents about 12% of the energy the company supplies to its customers.

"Our customers and communities are strong supporters of renewable energy, and wind energy plays a vital role in our strategy to meet customers' energy needs with clean, reliable and affordable energy,” comments Ben Fowke, president, CEO and chairman of Xcel Energy.


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