Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Electric and natural gas utility.

Lobbying Interests:
All legislation and rules affecting existing or proposed operations of electric and/or natural gas utilities.

CEO Name:
Mark Stoering
Director, Regional Government Affairs

Contact
MP
Matt Pagel
10 E Doty St, Suite 511
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 280-7333
(608) 280-7359
Matthew.E.Pagel@xcelenergy.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Donald Reck Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Adam M Raschka Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Andrew Cook Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Andrew Engel Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Robert I Fassbender Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
David Donovan Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Christine Ball Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Emily Kelchen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Rebecca Hogan Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/1/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Matthew E Pagel Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 7/5/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 39
Assembly Bill 39
Relating to: powers and duties of an electric transmission company and certificates of public convenience and necessity and permits for certain electric generating facilities and high-voltage transmission lines.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/25/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 214
Assembly Bill 214
Relating to: ex parte communications in contested cases before the Public Service Commission.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 28

For
Notification Date
5/28/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 257
Assembly Bill 257
Relating to: exemption from civil liability for electric service providers.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
7/30/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 345
Assembly Bill 345
Relating to: installation of smart meters by certain public utilities and cooperative associations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/10/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 580
Assembly Bill 580
Relating to: authorizing the transfer of certain tax credits earned in connection with economic development in this state.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/16/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 594
Assembly Bill 594
Relating to: renewable energy portfolio standards.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 290

For
Notification Date
1/8/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 595
Assembly Bill 595
Relating to: Public Service Commission certificates for certain activities; tampering with telecommunications or electric wires; regulation of pay telephone service providers and cable television telecommunications service providers; accident reporting by ...

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 125

For
Notification Date
1/8/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 596
Assembly Bill 596
Relating to: renewable resource credits, removal of certain natural gas service laterals, natural gas public utility service in municipalities, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 300

For
Notification Date
1/8/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 774
Assembly Bill 774
Relating to: procedures for utility projects that require a permit from the Department of Natural Resources. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/19/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 1
Senate Bill 1
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 1

For
Notification Date
1/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 35
Senate Bill 35
Relating to: powers and duties of an electric transmission company and certificates of public convenience and necessity and permits for certain electric generating facilities and high-voltage transmission lines.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 10

Other
Notification Date
2/25/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 167
Senate Bill 167
Relating to: actions for damages caused by wind energy systems. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/14/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 194
Senate Bill 194
Relating to: ex parte communications in contested cases before the Public Service Commission.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/28/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 341
Senate Bill 341
Relating to: the maximum width of, and projecting loads on, vehicles carrying poles, pipe, girders, and similar materials.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 369

For
Notification Date
10/18/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 449
Senate Bill 449
Relating to: authorizing the transfer of certain tax credits earned in connection with economic development in this state.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 184

For
Notification Date
12/18/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 470
Senate Bill 470
Relating to: Public Service Commission certificates for certain activities; tampering with telecommunications or electric wires; regulation of pay telephone service providers and cable television telecommunications service providers; accident reporting by ...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/8/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 473
Senate Bill 473
Relating to: renewable resource credits, removal of certain natural gas service laterals, natural gas public utility service in municipalities, and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/8/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 474
Senate Bill 474
Relating to: renewable energy portfolio standards.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/8/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 625
Senate Bill 625
Relating to: procedures for utility projects that require a permit from the Department of Natural Resources. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/21/2014
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Board of Commissioners of Public Lands
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands

Notification Date
3/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Building Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Building Commission

Notification Date
3/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Environmental Improvement Fund
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Environmental Improvement Fund

Notification Date
3/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Natural Resources: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Public Service Commission
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Service Commission

Notification Date
3/25/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Revenue: Agencywide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Agencywide

Notification Date
3/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide and Professional Regulation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Safety and Professional Services: Departmentwide and Professional Regulation

Notification Date
3/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Notification Date
3/19/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

NR 446, Control of Mercury Emissions, (CAMR).
Agency Name
Department of Natural Resources (NR)

Subject
NR 446, Control of Mercury Emissions, (CAMR).

Register Number: 594 (7/1/2005)
Other
Notification Date
5/20/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Amend relevant sections of chs. PSC 112, 133, and 184 to conform with 2011 Wisconsin Act 155, and amend relevant sections of ch. PSC 118 to conform with 2013 Wisconsin Act 300.
Agency Name
Public Service Commission (PSC)

Subject
Amend relevant sections of chs. PSC 112, 133, and 184 to conform with 2011 Wisconsin Act 155, and amend relevant sections of ch. PSC 118 to conform with 2013 Wisconsin Act 300.

Register Number: 702 (6/15/2014)
None
Notification Date
1/30/2015
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Proposal relating to the generation, transmission or distribution of electricity, or other policies affecting Xcel Energy products or services.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Proposal relating to the generation, transmission or distribution of electricity, or other policies affecting Xcel Energy products or services.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
8/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to smart meters.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to smart meters.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/30/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Legislation or rules related to the regulation of mining.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislation or rules related to the regulation of mining.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Energy efficiency and renewable fuels.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Energy efficiency and renewable fuels.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Development, drafting or introduction of any proposals relating to legal standards, liabilty or other matters relating to civil litigation.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of any proposals relating to legal standards, liabilty or other matters relating to civil litigation.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Development drafting or introduction of a proposal to transmission system reliability and changes to the transmission approval process.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development drafting or introduction of a proposal to transmission system reliability and changes to the transmission approval process.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to stray voltage, neutral to earth or ground currents, objectionable currents or other electrical phenomena
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to stray voltage, neutral to earth or ground currents, objectionable currents or other electrical phenomena

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal addressing the establishment for cleanup standards of contaminated sediments.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal addressing the establishment for cleanup standards of contaminated sediments.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Air emissions, including mercury, air toxics, ozone, particulate matter or greenhouse gases
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Air emissions, including mercury, air toxics, ozone, particulate matter or greenhouse gases

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Abandonment and discontinuation of service.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Abandonment and discontinuation of service.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Development, drafting or introduction of any proposals relating to economic development rates and rate recovery.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of any proposals relating to economic development rates and rate recovery.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Relating to various changes to proceedings at the Pulbic Service Commission and other regulatory reform initiatives
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to various changes to proceedings at the Pulbic Service Commission and other regulatory reform initiatives

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
1/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Exempting from public utility regulation certain persons who generate electricity or heat and requiring statewide energy efficiencyand renewable resource programs to incude certain financial incentives.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Exempting from public utility regulation certain persons who generate electricity or heat and requiring statewide energy efficiencyand renewable resource programs to incude certain financial incentives.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Support for confirmation of appointment for Ellen Nowak as Commissioner of the PSC.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Support for confirmation of appointment for Ellen Nowak as Commissioner of the PSC.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/29/2013
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$114,143.87
2013
July - December
$85,769.15
2014
January - June
$102,477.02
2014
July - December
$82,748.89
Total $385,138.94
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
82.33
2013
July - December
88.80
2014
January - June
54.50
2014
July - December
32.00
Total 257.63
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
909.40
2013
July - December
618.55
2014
January - June
394.95
2014
July - December
220.65
Total 2143.55

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
1 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: powers and duties of an electric transmission company and certificates of public convenience and necessity and permits for certain electric generating facilities and high-voltage transmission lines.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
4 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: powers and duties of an electric transmission company and certificates of public convenience and necessity and permits for certain electric generating facilities and high-voltage transmission lines.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
9 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: authorizing the transfer of certain tax credits earned in connection with economic development in this state.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: procedures for utility projects that require a permit from the Department of Natural Resources. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
33 %
2014
July - December
Total 6 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
3 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
6 %
Total 2 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
4 %
2013
July - December
6 %
2014
January - June
6 %
2014
July - December
11 %
Total 6 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
50 %
2013
July - December
54 %
2014
January - June
9 %
2014
July - December
Total 38 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
4 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
1 %
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
8 %
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
8 %
Total < 1%

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
1 %
2013
July - December
1 %
2014
January - June
9 %
2014
July - December
2 %
Total 3 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
20 %
2013
July - December
35 %
2014
January - June
33 %
2014
July - December
63 %
Total 31 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures