Brandon S. Diegel
Director, Analytics & Practices, Xcel Energy
Brandon Diegel is the Director of Analytics and Practices in the Energy Supply business unit for Xcel Energy. Analytics and Practices is dedicated to the development and expansion of Asset Performance Management methodology and the utilization of data and analytics to optimize maintenance practices, monitor equipment health, and optimize risk versus cost across Xcel’s generation fleet. Prior to his current role, Brandon has held operations and maintenance leadership positions at coal, combined cycle, and simple cycle power generating facilities, and started with Xcel in 2014 as a rotating equipment engineer. Before joining Xcel, Brandon worked in Technical Services at Omaha Public Power District, specializing in predictive maintenance program management and machinery diagnostics. Brandon holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and received an MBA from the University of Nebraska. He has held ISO Category IV vibration analyst certification, is a registered professional engineer in the State of Colorado and is a member of the RMEL Generation committee.