Xcel Energy Prairie Island Nuclear Administration Building

Project Description

The new building was designed with energy efficiency in mind and is expected to save Xcel $22 million over the buildings lifespan. Included in the building is a centralized meeting and conference space for large groups, many breakout spaces for team work, cafeteria and break rooms, and a large emergency shelter.

The Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant generates about 1,100 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to serve 1 million homes. About 800 people work full time at the plant, which is on a 520-acre site about 40 miles southeast of the Twin Cities.

Xcel Energy moved in to their new three-story administration building over two months early.


  • Welch, MN
  • 79,930 sf
  • Architect: RSP Architects

I’d say in a heartbeat that I recommend Shaw-Lundquist simply because of the quality of work that they are doing here.

Roth Trulson

Project Manager, Xcel Energy
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