Bob Frenzel

Bob Frenzel


Xcel Energy




Amid a warming world, Bob Frenzel hopes to put Xcel at the forefront of the “clean energy transition.” Frenzel, a U.S. Navy vet and former investment banker who took the top job at Xcel in August, notes that the Minneapolis-based utility was “the first electricity provider in the country to announce a vision to produce carbon-free electricity by 2050. We have an aggressive interim goal to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent from 2005 levels, and we’re more than halfway there.” He plans to finish the job by leveraging emerging technologies and working with industry partners to develop carbon-free generation resources.