President, Xcel Energy – Colorado, USA
Xcel recently announced that it will cut carbon emissions 80% (from 2005 levels) by 2030 and achieve net-zero carbon by 2050.
Jackson was named the head of Xcel’s 3,600-employee Colorado operations in April, 2018. She came to Colorado in 2013 already working for the national utility company and has been at the center of Xcel’s major initiatives upgrading Xcel’s systems in the state and adopting more renewable energy power generation. She was among the architects of Xcel’s “Colorado Energy Plan,” which the Colorado Public Utilities Commission approved, and will see Xcel shift away from coal burning to natural gas and getting a majority of the electricity its customers use from renewable sources.