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Wayne Brunetti
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Safe Harbor
This material includes forward-looking statements that are subject to
certain risks, uncertainties and assumpt...
Xcel Energy Investment Merits

Low risk, integrated utility

Simple business model

Total return 7 – 9%
   Dividend yield ...
4th largest US electric
                                        and gas utility –
                                        ...
Exiting Non-Core Businesses
                  Non-Core

Yorkshire Electric               Sold     February 2001
Viking Gas...
Strategy — Building the Core

Invest in utility assets to meet growth and earn
   a reasonable return on that investment

...
Energy Supply — 2004

            25%
Purchases
             2%
    Other
            10%
     Gas
            12%
  Nucle...
2004 Power Supply – Mw
          Includes Purchased Power
  Northern States Power     Public Service of Colorado


       ...
Metro Emissions Reduction Program
             (MERP)

 Reduce emissions

 300 MW incremental capacity at time
 of system ...
Proposed Colorado Coal Plant

Least-cost Resource Plan (LCP) filed
April 30, 2004

Growing load requires more base-load
ge...
Proposed Colorado LCP
        Regulatory Treatment

Rider to recover cash return on CWIP through 2006

File rate case in 2...
Colorado Coal Plant
           Procedural Schedule

Intervenor Answer
Testimony                     September 13, 2004

PS...
Potential Capital Expenditures
 Dollars in millions
                       2004     2005       2006    2007    2008    200...
Retail Electric Rate* Comparison
                Central US
                                  *EEI typical bills – Winter ...
Building the Core
                  Potential Gross Plant
Dollars in billions
                                            ...
2004 Earnings Guidance
Dollars per share

                                     EPS Range
Utility Operations               ...
Minnesota Gas Rate Case

Requested:
  $9.9 million annual revenue increase, 1.7%
  11.5% ROE
  Partial decoupling of margi...
Dividend Policy

Long-term targeted dividend payout
ratio of 60 – 75%

Board approved an annual dividend
increase of 8 cen...
Xcel Energy Investment Merits

Low risk, integrated utility

Simple business model

Total return 7 – 9%
   Dividend yield ...
The Need for Clarity of Public Policy

   National Energy Policy

   Clear, comprehensive environmental policy

   Federal...
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  1. 1. Wayne Brunetti Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  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; 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 the 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 2003.
  3. 3. Xcel Energy Investment Merits Low risk, integrated utility Simple business model Total return 7 – 9% Dividend yield 5% Earnings growth 2 – 4%
  4. 4. 4th largest US electric and gas utility – Customers: NSP Minnesota 3.3 Million Electric 1.8 Million Gas Public Service Company Dollars in millions of Colorado Net NSP 2003 Income ROE Wisconsin NSPM $193 10.7% NSPW 57 13.6% PSCo 228 11.1% SPS 82 10.0% Nonregulated Subsidiaries (12) Holding Co. (41) Southwestern Xcel Energy $507 10.3% Public Service
  5. 5. Exiting Non-Core Businesses Non-Core Yorkshire Electric Sold February 2001 Viking Gas Transmission Sold January 2003 Black Mountain Gas Sold October 2003 NRG Resolved December 2003 e prime Sold February 2004 Argentine Assets* Sold Spring 2004 Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power Sale Pending Year-end 2004 Seren Pursuing First Quarter Sale 2005 * 76 MW Remain to be sold
  6. 6. Strategy — Building the Core Invest in utility assets to meet growth and earn a reasonable return on that investment Annual core investment of $900–$950 million, versus depreciation of $800 million $1 billion of generation authorized in Minnesota $940 million of generation proposed in Colorado $250 million of additional investment in generation
  7. 7. Energy Supply — 2004 25% Purchases 2% Other 10% Gas 12% Nuclear 32 Million Tons Western Coal 51% Delivered Cost $0.68 - $1.30/MBTU 99% Contracted 2004 Coal 95% Contracted 2005 80% Contracted 2006 68% Contracted 2007 Coal and Transportation Contracts Expire 2004 - 2017
  8. 8. 2004 Power Supply – Mw Includes Purchased Power Northern States Power Public Service of Colorado Gas Gas 18% 48% Coal 43% Nuclear Coal 16% 45% Hydro Hydro 3% 16% Other 4% Other 7%
  9. 9. Metro Emissions Reduction Program (MERP) Reduce emissions 300 MW incremental capacity at time of system peak Budget approximately $1 billion Cash return on investment begins January 2006 Target ROE 10.86% with sliding scale Equity ratio 48.5%
  10. 10. Proposed Colorado Coal Plant Least-cost Resource Plan (LCP) filed April 30, 2004 Growing load requires more base-load generation Coal generation reduces price volatility 750 MW at existing Comanche plant site Estimated cost of $1.3 billion with potential for multiple owners
  11. 11. Proposed Colorado LCP Regulatory Treatment Rider to recover cash return on CWIP through 2006 File rate case in 2006 with rates effective 1/1/2007 CWIP included in rate base for 2006 rate case Rider to recover cash return on remaining capital investment, until full plant goes into rate base Increase in equity to support purchased power obligations
  12. 12. Colorado Coal Plant Procedural Schedule Intervenor Answer Testimony September 13, 2004 PSCo Rebuttal and Intervenor Answer Testimony October 18, 2004 Hearings November 1 – 19, 2004 Statements of Position December 3, 2004 Commission Decision December 15, 2004
  13. 13. Potential Capital Expenditures Dollars in millions 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Core Investment $1,005 $1,009 $ 909 $ 925 $ 925 $ 925 Minnesota MERP 43 139 295 343 177 34 Colorado Coal 3 33 186 285 293 129 NSP Combustion Turbines 79 47 PI Steam Generators 74 8 PI Vessel Heads 16 14 10 Total $1,220 $1,250 $1,400 $1,553 $1,395 $1,088
  14. 14. Retail Electric Rate* Comparison Central US *EEI typical bills – Winter 2003 *EEI Cents per Kwh 8 5.96 6.04 6 4.59 4 2 0 ity nver aul ouis ines lo o x e y ag uke eni ril Cit s C De hic lwa Pho m a ake t . P t. L s M o a C AL s S Mi ls/ S an e t l D Mp K Sa
  15. 15. Building the Core Potential Gross Plant Dollars in billions $30.2 $22.3 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2009 Year-End
  16. 16. 2004 Earnings Guidance Dollars per share EPS Range Utility Operations $1.22 – $1.30 Holding Company Finance Cost (0.08) Eloigne 0.01 Other Nonregulated Subsidiaries 0.00 – 0.02 Xcel Energy Continuing Operations $1.15 – $1.25 Discontinued Operations – Seren & Other (0.30) – (0.25) Xcel Energy $0.85 – $1.00
  17. 17. Minnesota Gas Rate Case Requested: $9.9 million annual revenue increase, 1.7% 11.5% ROE Partial decoupling of margin from sales Interim rates in effect December 1, 2004 Decision expected summer 2005
  18. 18. Dividend Policy Long-term targeted dividend payout ratio of 60 – 75% Board approved an annual dividend increase of 8 cents Annual dividend rate of 83 cents Goal of annual dividend increases
  19. 19. Xcel Energy Investment Merits Low risk, integrated utility Simple business model Total return 7 – 9% Dividend yield 5% Earnings growth 2 – 4%
  20. 20. The Need for Clarity of Public Policy National Energy Policy Clear, comprehensive environmental policy Federal vs. state authority We can get the job done if we know what the rules are
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