FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Rome Amanda J 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
6/1/2020 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol XCEL ENERGY INC [XEL]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
414 NICOLLET MALL
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                          _____ 10% Owner
___X___ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
EVP, General Counsel /
(Street)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55401      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Common Stock  2149  D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Units   (1)  (1) Common Stock  984.569 (2)  (3) D   
Restricted Stock Units   (4)  (4) Common Stock  1355.117 (2)  (3) D   
Restricted Stock Units   (4)  (4) Common Stock  342.304   (3) D   
Restricted Stock Units   (5)  (5) Common Stock  678.364   (3) D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Award vests on December 31, 2020.
(2)  Award of restricted stock units, including a performance-based component. Amount reported represents the minimum number of shares that will be delivered upon the satisfaction of the vesting conditions.
(3)  Upon vesting, each restricted stock unit may be settled in one share of Xcel Energy common stock or in the cash value thereof, or a combination of cash and shares, in the discretion of the Governance, Compensation and Nominating Committee.
(4)  Award vests on December 31, 2021.
(5)  Award vests on December 31, 2022.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Rome Amanda J
414 NICOLLET MALL
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55401


EVP, General Counsel

Signatures
Gioia Gentile, Attorney in Fact for Amanda J Rome 6/3/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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