Karen Hyde

Ms. Hyde served as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, Chief Audit Executive, and Chief Risk Officer of Xcel Energy until her retirement in 2022. Across her 30 years with Xcel Energy, Ms. Hyde served in various roles with increasing responsibility, including roles in rates and regulatory affairs, resource planning and acquisition, and risk management. She was also responsible forecasting and production cost, expansion plan modeling, and evaluating the effectiveness of compliance programs, control frameworks, and Ms. Hyde spent approximately a decade negotiating structured power purchase arrangements, including Xcel Energy’s initial renewable energy contracts, and was responsible for renewable energy compliance.

Prior to joining Xcel Energy, Ms. Hyde was a lead nuclear engineer as a civilian employee of the United States Department of Defense where she was responsible for overhauling submarine reactors.

Ms. Hyde has a Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering from Lafayette College and a Master of Science in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines.

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