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Xcel Energy Inc.
Midwest Investor Meetings   800 Nicollet Mall
  May 31 – June 1, 2005     Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
  ...
Safe Harbor
This material includes forward-looking statements that are subject to certain
risks, uncertainties and assumpt...
Low-Risk Strategy

               Invest in utility assets
                        AND
         Earn our allowed return on...
Drivers to Value Creation
                                           Earn Authorized
                                     ...
Northern States
        Power Company-
          Minnesota

                                        Northern States
      ...
Retail Electric Rate * Comparison

                                   * EEI typical bills – Summer 2004
     Cents per KWh...
Net Income Growth Potential

                                                    Annual
                                  ...
Capital Expenditure Forecast
 Dollars in Millions


                       2005     2006     2007     2008     2009
Minnes...
Minnesota MERP — Potential Earnings
 Dollars in Millions


                        2005     2006   2007    2008    2009
Ca...
Comanche 3 — Potential Earnings
 Dollars in Millions


                        2005     2006   2007    2008   2009
Capital...
Strengthen Balance Sheet
        with Increased Equity
                                            Net Income
            ...
Earn Return Authorized by Regulators

                                         Net Income
                                ...
Regulatory Initiatives
 2005                                                               WI Electric     MN
            ...
2004 Earnings and 2005 Guidance
Dollars per Share                             2005
                                   2004...
Dividend

Annual dividend increased by 3 cents May 2005

Current annual dividend rate of 86 cents

Annual dividend increas...
Low-Risk Business Plan

No competitive threats
Constructive regulation
Executable strategy
Identify and manage risks
Solid...
Appendix
Organizational Structure
                 2004 Results
                                               Income from Continui...
Senior Debt Ratings

                       Moody’s             S&P
               Secured    Unsecured Secured   Unsecure...
Northern States Power — Minnesota
         2004 Electric                         2004 Gas
 Avg. Retail % of Xcel Energy   ...
Northern States Power — Wisconsin
        2004 Electric                            2004 Gas
Avg. Retail % of Xcel Energy  ...
Public Service Company of Colorado
         2004 Electric                         2004 Gas
 Avg. Retail % of Xcel Energy  ...
Southwestern Public Service
                           2004 Electric
                  Avg. Retail      % of Xcel Energy
 ...
Energy Supply Mix — 2004
         Owned and Purchased
       Fuel Mix                             Purchased
              ...
Coal Supply Contracted


                                         Coal
                         Coal       Transportation
...
Electric Fuel and Purchased Energy
    Cost Recovery Mechanisms

Minnesota:    Monthly recovery of prospective costs
Color...
Key Assumptions for
          2005 Earnings Guidance

Seren is held for sale and accounted for as discontinued operations
...
Key Assumptions for
     2005 Earnings Guidance (Continued)
2005 utility other operating and maintenance expense is expect...
Minnesota Metro Emissions
   Reduction Program (MERP)
Convert two in-city coal plants to natural gas &
refurbish a third i...
Colorado — Comanche 3

Construction expenditures up to a formula-based
cap are deemed prudent
PSCo equity ratio up to 60% ...
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  1. 1. Xcel Energy Inc. Midwest Investor Meetings 800 Nicollet Mall May 31 – June 1, 2005 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 www.xcelenergy.com
  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; final approval and implementation of the pending settlement of the securities, ERISA and derivative litigation; costs and other effects of legal administrative proceedings, settlements, investigations and claims; actions of accounting regulatory bodies; risks associated with the California power market; the higher degree of risk associated with Xcel Energy’s nonregulated businesses compared with Xcel Energy’s regulated business; 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 2004.
  3. 3. Low-Risk Strategy Invest in utility assets AND Earn our allowed return on equity Total return objective: 7 to 9% per year Dividend yield 5% Earnings growth 2 to 4% Nearly 100% of income from regulated operations
  4. 4. Drivers to Value Creation Earn Authorized Return Increase Equity Increase Investment Service Territory Growth
  5. 5. Northern States Power Company- Minnesota Northern States Power Company- Public Service Wisconsin Company of Colorado Strong Regional Economy Unemployment rate — Southwestern February 2005 Public Service US 5.8% Xcel service area 4.7% Job growth – 2005 Forecast Xcel service area 2.4% 4th largest US electric and gas utility — Xcel Annual sales growth — Customers: 2005-2009 Electric 2.0% 3.3 Million Electric Gas 1.2% 1.8 Million Gas
  6. 6. Retail Electric Rate * Comparison * EEI typical bills – Summer 2004 Cents per KWh 18 16 14 12 10 8 6.01 6.06 6 4.87 4 2 0 r illo City ouis nve aul ines City ukee enix ago iami ston ork ar e . L e Y cM D St. P Mo sas ilwa Pho Chi o m ak t w B AL Ne S / es an M sD K t pl l Sa M
  7. 7. Net Income Growth Potential Annual 2005 – 2009 Growth 2004 Potential Rate Rate Base $10.5 B $12.5 B 3 to 3.5% Utility Equity Capitalization 49% 52% 0 to 1.2% Earned Return on Utility Rate Base Equity 9.9% 11.5% 0 to 3.9%
  8. 8. Capital Expenditure Forecast Dollars in Millions 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Minnesota MERP $ 191 $ 404 $ 197 $ 125 $ 56 Comanche 3 59 179 287 298 125 Base Level Capital Expenditures 991 917 1,021 929 1,085 Total $1,241 $1,500 $1,505 $1,352 $1,266
  9. 9. Minnesota MERP — Potential Earnings Dollars in Millions 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Capital Expenditures Current Year $191 $404 $197 $125 $56 Cumulative $238 $642 $839 $964 $1,020 Equity Ratio 48.5% 48.5% 48.5% 48.5% 48.5% Return on Equity 10.86% 10.86% 10.86% 10.86% 10.86% Equity Return $8 $24 $40 $48 $53
  10. 10. Comanche 3 — Potential Earnings Dollars in Millions 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Capital Expenditures Current Year $59 $179 $287 $298 $125 Cumulative $62 $241 $528 $826 $951 Equity Ratio 56% 56% 56% 56% 56% Return on Equity 10.75% 10.75% 10.75% 10.75% 10.75% Equity Return $2 $9 $23 $41 $54
  11. 11. Strengthen Balance Sheet with Increased Equity Net Income Sensitivity 100 Basis Point Change in Dec 31, 2004 Target Equity Ratio Equity Equity Millions Company Ratio Ratio NSPM 50% 49 to 51% $3 NSPW 56 54 to 56 1 SPS 48 48 to 50 2 PSCo 48 55 to 56 4 Xcel Energy Consolidated 42 44 to 46
  12. 12. Earn Return Authorized by Regulators Net Income Sensitivity 2004 100 Basis Point Rate Base Change in ROE ** Billions * Millions Colorado $4.0 $20 Minnesota 3.4 17 Texas 0.9 4 Wisconsin 0.6 3 * State regulatory jurisdiction ** Assuming 50% common equity
  13. 13. Regulatory Initiatives 2005 WI Electric MN CO ND WI Electric MN MN, ND & & Gas Resource FERC Gas Gas & Gas Gas SD Electric Case Case Plan Transmission Case Case Case Case Decision Decision Case Decision Filed Decision Filed Decision Filed June December Year-end May May June July Winter MN, ND & 2006 WI Electric SD Electric CO MERP Rider & Gas Interim Gas Case CO Electric TX Electric MN, ND & SD Rates Rates Rates Rates Case Case Electric Case In Effect In Effect In Effect In Effect Filed Filed Decision January January January January Spring Summer Fall 2007 Case Decision Rates In Effect CO Electric TX Electric Case Filed Rates In Effect Rates in Effect January Summer
  14. 14. 2004 Earnings and 2005 Guidance Dollars per Share 2005 2004 Guidance Regulated utility continuing operations $1.32 $1.27 – 1.37 Holding Company finance costs (0.08) (0.11) Other nonregulated & Holding Company 0.03 0.02 Total earnings from continuing operations $1.27 $1.18 – 1.28 Discontinued operations (0.40) Total Earnings per Share diluted $0.87
  15. 15. Dividend Annual dividend increased by 3 cents May 2005 Current annual dividend rate of 86 cents Annual dividend increases consistent with long-term earnings growth
  16. 16. Low-Risk Business Plan No competitive threats Constructive regulation Executable strategy Identify and manage risks Solid balance sheet Total return objective of 7 to 9% per year
  17. 17. Appendix
  18. 18. Organizational Structure 2004 Results Income from Continuing Xcel Energy Inc. Operations (Dollars in Millions) $527 Holding Company $(43) Northern Northern Subsidiaries Southwestern Public States States Eloigne Public Service Power Power Quixx Service Company of Company - Company - Company Colorado Minnesota Wisconsin $230 $54 $218 $55 $13 Nonregulated Regulated
  19. 19. Senior Debt Ratings Moody’s S&P Secured Unsecured Secured Unsecured Holding Co. -- Baa1 -- BBB- NSPM A2 A3 A- BBB- NSPW A2 A3 A- BBB PSCo A3 Baa1 A- BBB- SPS -- Baa1 -- BBB Outlook Stable Stable
  20. 20. Northern States Power — Minnesota 2004 Electric 2004 Gas Avg. Retail % of Xcel Energy Avg. Retail % of Xcel Energy Customers Retail Customers Customers Retail Customers 1,340,000 41.0% 447,500 25.7% ROE Allowed (Electric) 11.47% North Dakota Minnesota ROE on Average GAAP Equity 12.1% GAAP % Equity in Capital Structure 49.7% Minneapolis/ St. Paul Senior Unsecured Credit Rating A3/BBB- Electric/Gas Net Income Mix 90%/10% Net Income (Millions) $230 South Dakota
  21. 21. Northern States Power — Wisconsin 2004 Electric 2004 Gas Avg. Retail % of Xcel Energy Avg. Retail % of Xcel Energy Customers Retail Customers Customers Retail Customers 240,035 7.3% 97,463 5.5% Michigan ROE Allowed (Electric & Gas) 11.9% ROE on Average GAAP Equity 12.7% GAAP % Equity in Capital Structure 55.4% Senior Unsecured Credit Rating A3/BBB Electric/Gas Net Income Mix 95%/5% Net Income (Millions) $54 Wisconsin
  22. 22. Public Service Company of Colorado 2004 Electric 2004 Gas Avg. Retail % of Xcel Energy Avg. Retail % of Xcel Energy Customers Retail Customers Customers Retail Customers 1,293,000 39.6% 1,197,000 68.8% Colorado ROE Allowed (Electric) 10.75% ROE on Average GAAP Equity 9.9% GAAP % Equity in Capital Structure 47.7% Senior Unsecured Credit Rating Baa1/BBB- Electric/Gas Net Income Mix 72%/28% Net Income (Millions) $218
  23. 23. Southwestern Public Service 2004 Electric Avg. Retail % of Xcel Energy Customers Retail Customers 395,000 12.1% ROE Allowed (Electric – Texas) 11.5% Kansas ROE on Average GAPP Equity 6.9% New Mexico % Equity in Capital Structure 47.5% Oklahoma Senior Unsecured Credit Rating Baa1/BBB Electric Net Income 100% Net Income (Millions) $55 Texas
  24. 24. Energy Supply Mix — 2004 Owned and Purchased Fuel Mix Purchased Energy Gas Nuclear Other Gas 21% 12% 11% 27% Renewable 7% Owned Coal * Generation 54% 68% * Low-sulfur, low-mercury western coal
  25. 25. Coal Supply Contracted Coal Coal Transportation 2005 99% 100% 2006 78 75 2007 65 45 2008 46 45 Annual consumption: 32 Million tons of low-sulfur, low-mercury western coal
  26. 26. Electric Fuel and Purchased Energy Cost Recovery Mechanisms Minnesota: Monthly recovery of prospective costs Colorado: Recovery of costs with sharing of deviations up to + $11.25 million from benchmark Texas: File for semi-annual adjustments – required if + 4% annually Wisconsin: Biennial rate case – file for interim adjustment if costs fall outside + 2% annually New Mexico: Recovery of costs with 2 month lag
  27. 27. Key Assumptions for 2005 Earnings Guidance Seren is held for sale and accounted for as discontinued operations Normal weather patterns are experienced for 2005 Weather-adjusted retail electric sales growth of 1.6 to 2.0% Weather-adjusted retail natural gas sales growth of 1.0 to 1.3% A successful outcome in the NSP-Minnesota gas rate case A successful outcome in the FERC rate case Capacity costs are projected to increase by $15 million, net of recovery No additional margin impact associated with the fuel allocation issue at SPS 2005 trading and short-term wholesale margins are projected to decline from 2004 levels by approximately $30 million to $55 million
  28. 28. Key Assumptions for 2005 Earnings Guidance (Continued) 2005 utility other operating and maintenance expense is expected to increase between 2 to 3% compared with 2004 levels 2005 depreciation expense is projected to increase approximately 7 to 8% compared with 2004 2005 interest expense is projected to increase approximately $10 million to $15 million compared with 2004 levels Allowance for funds used during construction-equity is projected to be relatively flat compared with 2004 Xcel Energy continues to recognize COLI tax benefits of 9 cents per share in 2005 The effective tax rate for continuing operations is expected to be approximately 27 to 30% percent Average common stock and equivalents of approximately 426 million shares in 2005, based on the “If Converted” method for convertible notes
  29. 29. Minnesota Metro Emissions Reduction Program (MERP) Convert two in-city coal plants to natural gas & refurbish a third in-city coal plant Improves environment SO2 NOx Mercury Particulate CO2 93% 91% 78% 55% 21% Cash return on investment begins January 2006 Target ROE 10.86% with incentive sliding scale 9.97 to 11.46% Equity ratio 48.5%
  30. 30. Colorado — Comanche 3 Construction expenditures up to a formula-based cap are deemed prudent PSCo equity ratio up to 60% deemed reasonable for 2006 rate case proceeding Capital expenditures to be included in rate recovery prior to project completion, depending on credit rating Net emissions of SO2 and NOx for Comanche Units 1, 2, & 3 will not exceed current emissions
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