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Financial Success Through
Environmental Leadership



            Boston Investor Meetings
            March 20, 2008
Safe Harbor
This material includes forward-looking statements that are subject to
certain risks, uncertainties and assumpt...
Company Profile

                                                      Traditional Regulation
      NSP-Minnesota         ...
Xcel Energy Corporate Strategy

     Grow our core business and
   meet the environmental challenge


     Achieve annual ...
Carbon Strategy

 Reduce carbon emissions by 2020
 Implement strategy by operating company
 Maintain reasonable rates
 Ens...
Minnesota Resource Plan

 Reduces carbon emission by 22% by 2020
 Adds 2,600 megawatts of wind by 2020
 Seeks to expand ou...
Colorado Resource Plan

 Reduces carbon emission by 10% by 2017 and puts
 PSCo on path to achieve 20% reduction by 2020
 A...
Changing Supply Mix
         2006                            Estimated 2020
  Energy Supply Mix *                  Energy ...
Success Factors

 Key components of past growth
 —   Constructive rate case outcomes
 —   MERP
 —   Comanche 3


 Key comp...
Capital Expenditure Forecast
                            Denotes enhanced recovery mechanism
  Dollars in millions
       ...
Recovery on Capital Investment *

        Dollars in millions
2,800
                                               $2,350
...
Potential Cash from Operations

         Dollars in millions
2,400

2,000

1,600

1,200

 800

 400

   0
             200...
Delivering on Rate Base Growth *

  Dollars in billions

   CAGR = 7.5%
                                                $1...
Earnings Guidance Range

 Dollars per share
                        2007A        2008
Regulated Utility       $1.55     $1...
Delivering on 5-7% EPS Growth
   Ongoing EPS excludes the impacts of COLI and disc ops.
   A reconciliation to GAAP earnin...
Delivering on
Dividend Growth Objective

 Annualized dividend per share
  2004–2007 CAGR = 3.5%
                          ...
Attractive Value Proposition
 Low risk, fully regulated and integrated utility
 Constructive regulatory environment with e...
Appendix
Reconciliation - Ongoing EPS to GAAP
     Dollars per share
                                                              ...
Xcel Energy and Wind Potential
               Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory




Wind Density
       High
  ...
Capital Investment Opportunities *

         Dollars in millions
$2,800
                                                  ...
Capital Expenditures
by Operating Company *
Dollars in millions

                       2008     2009      2010   2011

 N...
Capital Expenditures by Function *
 Dollars in millions
                               2008    2009   2010   2011
Elec Gen...
2006 Rate Case Outcomes
Dollars in millions

                                             Return on Equity
               ...
2007 Rate Case Outcomes
Dollars in millions

                      Dollar Increase     Return on Equity
                  ...
Pending Rate Cases
  Dollars in millions

                      Revenue   Requested Interim
  Jurisdiction        Request ...
2006 Rate Base and ROE
Dollars in millions                 Weather Normalized
                        Rate Base      Earne...
Minnesota Recovery Mechanisms

 Forward test year with interim rates
 MERP rider
 Transmission rider
 Conservation Improve...
Colorado Recovery Mechanisms

 Ability to file either historic or forecast test year
 Purchased capacity cost adjustment
 ...
Wisconsin Recovery Mechanisms

 Forward test year
 Electric Fuel Rules (WI)
 Purchased gas adjustment (WI)
 Electric fuel ...
SPS Recovery Mechanisms

   Historical test year (Texas & New Mexico)
   Texas fixed fuel factor recovery
   New Mexico fu...
Dakota’s Cost Recovery Mechanisms

  Forward test year with interim rates (ND)
  Historic test year (SD)
  Environmental r...
Debt Maturities

         Dollars in millions
$1,200
                                                    SPS
$1,000       ...
Senior Debt Ratings

                   Secured             Unsecured
              Fitch Moody’s S&P   Fitch Moody’s S&P
...
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  1. 1. Financial Success Through Environmental Leadership Boston Investor Meetings March 20, 2008
  2. 2. Safe Harbor This material includes forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements include projected earnings, cash flows, capital expenditures and other statements and are identified in this document by the words “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “projected,” “objective,” “outlook,” “possible,” “potential” and similar expressions. Actual results may vary materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: general economic conditions, including the availability of credit, actions of rating agencies and their impact on capital expenditures; business conditions in the energy industry; competitive factors; unusual weather; effects of geopolitical events, including war and acts of terrorism; changes in federal or state legislation; regulation; actions of accounting regulatory bodies; and other risk factors listed from time to time by Xcel Energy in reports filed with the SEC, including Exhibit 99.01 to Xcel Energy’s report on Form 10-K for year 2007.
  3. 3. Company Profile Traditional Regulation NSP-Minnesota NSP-Wisconsin Operate in 8 States 42% of net income* 6% of net income* Combination Utility Electric 84% of net income Gas 16% of net income PSCo 47% of net income* Customers 3.3 million electric 1.8 million gas SPS 2007 Financial Statistics 5% of net income* NI Ongoing: $612 million NI GAAP: $577 million * Percentages based on 2007 net income Assets: $23 billion Equity ratio: 43% 2007 EPS Ongoing: $1.43, GAAP: $1.35 2007 Dividend $0.92 per share annualized
  4. 4. Xcel Energy Corporate Strategy Grow our core business and meet the environmental challenge Achieve annual EPS growth of 5 – 7% Increase dividend by 2 – 4% annually Reduce emissions by 2020
  5. 5. Carbon Strategy Reduce carbon emissions by 2020 Implement strategy by operating company Maintain reasonable rates Ensure appropriate regulatory treatment
  6. 6. Minnesota Resource Plan Reduces carbon emission by 22% by 2020 Adds 2,600 megawatts of wind by 2020 Seeks to expand output from Prairie Island and Monticello nuclear plants by 230 MW Requests environmental upgrades and capacity expansion of 80 MW at Sherco Seeks approval of Manitoba Hydro 375 MW PPA Would add 2,300 MW of natural gas generation Expands DSM efforts Plan requires Commission approval
  7. 7. Colorado Resource Plan Reduces carbon emission by 10% by 2017 and puts PSCo on path to achieve 20% reduction by 2020 Adds 800 MW of wind by 2015 Replaces four coal units with natural gas generation Acquire 25 MW of solar with plans to add up to 200 MW of solar as technology develops Expands DSM efforts Plan requires Commission approval
  8. 8. Changing Supply Mix 2006 Estimated 2020 Energy Supply Mix * Energy Supply Mix * Nuclear Nuclear Gas 13% 12% 27% Renewables Renewables 24% Gas 9% 17% Coal ** Coal ** 46% 52% * Includes purchases ** Low-sulfur western coal
  9. 9. Success Factors Key components of past growth — Constructive rate case outcomes — MERP — Comanche 3 Key components of future growth — Transmission riders (MN, CO, ND, SD) — Favorable wind recovery (MN, CO) — Environmental rider (MN) — Planned forward test year (CO) — Nuclear recovery mechanism (MN) — Southwestern Public Service (SPS)
  10. 10. Capital Expenditure Forecast Denotes enhanced recovery mechanism Dollars in millions 2008 2009 2010 2011 Base & Other $1,245 $1,285 $1,310 $1,300 MERP 170 25 10 0 Comanche 3 330 60 10 0 MN Wind Tran/CapX 2020 40 65 115 270 Sherco Upgrade 5 20 75 230 MN Wind Generation 135 0 0 0 Nuclear Capacity/Life Ext 75 120 180 200 Fort St. Vrain CT 100 25 0 0 Total Committed $2,100 $1,600 $1,700 $2,000 Potential Projects 0-100 200-400 200-400 200-500 Range $2,100- $1,800- $1,900- $2,200- $2,200 $2,000 $2,100 $2,500
  11. 11. Recovery on Capital Investment * Dollars in millions 2,800 $2,350 2,400 $2,150 $2,000 $1,900 2,000 1,600 1,200 800 400 0 2008 2009 2010 2011 Traditional Recovery Enhanced Recovery Depreciation * Capital forecast based on middle of range
  12. 12. Potential Cash from Operations Dollars in millions 2,400 2,000 1,600 1,200 800 400 0 2008 2009 2010 2011 Net Income * Depreciation NOL * Net Income growth based on middle of range
  13. 13. Delivering on Rate Base Growth * Dollars in billions CAGR = 7.5% $16.9 $15.7 $14.9 $14.0 $12.8 $11.7 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 * Growth based on middle of capital forecast range
  14. 14. Earnings Guidance Range Dollars per share 2007A 2008 Regulated Utility $1.55 $1.61 – $1.71 Holding Company $(0.12) $(0.16) Ongoing Earnings $1.43 $1.45 – $1.55 PSRI/COLI $(0.08) – Continuing Operations $1.35 $1.45 - $1.55 Disc Ops – – GAAP Earnings $1.35 $1.45 – $1.55
  15. 15. Delivering on 5-7% EPS Growth Ongoing EPS excludes the impacts of COLI and disc ops. A reconciliation to GAAP earnings is included in the appendix. Guidance Range $1.45 - $1.55 $1.43 $1.30 $1.15 ~ 5%* 10% 13% 2005 2006 2007 2008 Ongoing Ongoing Ongoing Guidance * Estimated growth rate based on middle of guidance range
  16. 16. Delivering on Dividend Growth Objective Annualized dividend per share 2004–2007 CAGR = 3.5% $0.92 $0.89 $0.86 $0.83 $0.75 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
  17. 17. Attractive Value Proposition Low risk, fully regulated and integrated utility Constructive regulatory environment with enhanced recovery of major capital projects Pipeline of investment opportunities Environmental leader, well-positioned for changing rules Attractive Total Return Sustainable annual EPS growth of 5% – 7% with upside potential Strong dividend yield of ~ 4.6% Sustainable annual dividend growth of 2% – 4%
  18. 18. Appendix
  19. 19. Reconciliation - Ongoing EPS to GAAP Dollars per share 2007 2005 2006 Ongoing Earnings $1.15 $1.30 $1.43 PSRI/COLI $0.05 $0.05 $(0.08) Continuing Operations $1.20 $1.35 $1.35 Disc Ops $0.03 $0.01 – GAAP Earnings $1.23 $1.36 $1.35 As a result of the termination of the COLI program, Xcel Energy’s management believes that ongoing earnings provide a more meaningful comparison of earnings results between different periods in which the COLI program was in place and is more representative of Xcel Energy’s fundamental core earnings power. Xcel Energy’s management uses ongoing earnings internally for financial planning and analysis, for reporting of results to the Board of Directors, in determining whether performance targets are met for performance-based compensation, and when communicating its earnings outlook to analysts and investors.
  20. 20. Xcel Energy and Wind Potential Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Wind Density High Xcel Energy States Served Low
  21. 21. Capital Investment Opportunities * Dollars in millions $2,800 Potential Projects $2,400 Common/Other $2,000 Nuclear Fuel $1,600 Gas $1,200 Elec Distribution $800 Elec Transmission $400 Elec Generation $0 2008 2009 2010 2011 * Capital forecast based on middle of range
  22. 22. Capital Expenditures by Operating Company * Dollars in millions 2008 2009 2010 2011 NSPM $935 $955 $1,060 $1,380 PSCo 945 650 680 750 SPS 170 205 180 140 NSPW 100 90 80 80 Total $2,150 $1,900 $2,000 $2,350 * Capital forecast based on middle of range
  23. 23. Capital Expenditures by Function * Dollars in millions 2008 2009 2010 2011 Elec Generation $935 $480 $525 $745 Elec Transmission 300 325 390 500 Elec Distribution 355 345 355 360 Gas 140 155 160 155 Nuclear Fuel 145 150 140 105 Common/Other 225 145 130 135 Potential Projects 50 300 300 350 Total $2,150 $1,900 $2,000 $2,350 * Capital forecast based on middle of range
  24. 24. 2006 Rate Case Outcomes Dollars in millions Return on Equity Dollar Increase Requested Granted Requested Granted Colorado Electric $208 $151 11.0% 10.5% Minnesota Electric $156 $131/115* 11.0% 10.54% Wisconsin Electric $53.1 $43.4 11.9% 11.0% Colorado Gas $34.5 $22.0 11.0% 10.5% Wisconsin Gas $7.8 $3.9 11.9% 11.0% * $131 million for 2006 reduced to $115 million in 2007 for large customer coming on-line January 2007
  25. 25. 2007 Rate Case Outcomes Dollars in millions Dollar Increase Return on Equity Requested Granted Requested Granted Texas Electric $48.0 $23.0 11.6% N/A Colorado Gas $41.9 $32.3 11.0% 10.25% Minnesota Gas $18.5 $11.9 11.0% 9.71% North Dakota Gas $2.8 $2.3 11.3% 10.75% Wisconsin Electric $67.4 $39.4 11.0% 10.75% Wisconsin Gas $5.3 $5.3 11.0% 10.75%
  26. 26. Pending Rate Cases Dollars in millions Revenue Requested Interim Jurisdiction Request ROE Rate Decision New Mexico Electric $17.3 11.0% N/A Summer 2008 No. Dakota Electric $20.5 11.5% 2/2008 Summer 2008
  27. 27. 2006 Rate Base and ROE Dollars in millions Weather Normalized Rate Base Earned ROE Minnesota Electric $3,599 10.3% Minnesota Gas 441 6.1 North Dakota Electric 188 8.9 North Dakota Gas 44 7.5 South Dakota Electric 232 11.1 Colorado Electric 3,292 7.7 Colorado Gas 1,106 7.8 Wisconsin Electric 556 10.8 Wisconsin Gas 77 7.4 Texas Electric 977 6.5 New Mexico Electric 311 6.2 Wholesale 879 Not Reported Total Rate Base $11,702
  28. 28. Minnesota Recovery Mechanisms Forward test year with interim rates MERP rider Transmission rider Conservation Improvement Program rider Mercury Reduction & Environmental Improvement rider Renewable Development Fund rider State Energy Policy rider Fuel clause adjustment Purchased gas adjustment
  29. 29. Colorado Recovery Mechanisms Ability to file either historic or forecast test year Purchased capacity cost adjustment Comanche 3 – forward CWIP via general rate case Transmission rider Renewable Energy rider IGCC rider (if there is an approved project) Demand-Side Management Cost Adjustment rider Air Quality Improvement rider Energy Cost adjustment Gas Cost adjustment Partial decoupling on retail natural gas
  30. 30. Wisconsin Recovery Mechanisms Forward test year Electric Fuel Rules (WI) Purchased gas adjustment (WI) Electric fuel cost factor (MI) Gas cost factor (MI) Electric fuel cost adjustment (Wholesale)
  31. 31. SPS Recovery Mechanisms Historical test year (Texas & New Mexico) Texas fixed fuel factor recovery New Mexico fuel clause adjustment Ability to establish interim rates through rate case to recover capacity costs associated the Lea Power contract (Texas)
  32. 32. Dakota’s Cost Recovery Mechanisms Forward test year with interim rates (ND) Historic test year (SD) Environmental rider (ND & SD) Transmission rider (ND & SD) Fuel clause adjustment (ND & SD) Full decoupling on retail natural gas (ND)
  33. 33. Debt Maturities Dollars in millions $1,200 SPS $1,000 PSCo NSPW $800 NSPM $600 Xcel Energy $400 $200 $0 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
  34. 34. Senior Debt Ratings Secured Unsecured Fitch Moody’s S&P Fitch Moody’s S&P Holding Co. BBB+ Baa1 BBB NSPM A+ A2 A A A3 BBB NSPW A+ A2 A A A3 BBB+ PSCo A A3 A A- Baa1 BBB SPS BBB+ Baa1 BBB+
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