Xcel Energy operates the fourth largest transmission system in the United States, spanning 10 states, or 20 percent of the country. Transmission is an area of our business that continues to grow as we plan for future load growth and seek ways to connect communities with renewable energy resources. In 2011, our transmission system was worth $3.3 billion, and we expect this figure to double by the end of 2016. Through our Best Value Transmission Model, we are building this infrastructure at a reasonable or lower cost while meeting stakeholder expectations, which are higher today than in the past. The model involves developing key capabilities that include:

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We published our first corporate responsibility report (formerly known as the Triple Bottom Line report) in April 2005, with the contents covering the 2004 calendar year, and we have published a similar report in each following year. Our report is based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, the most widely used sustainability reporting framework in the world. Additionally, we incorporate the GRI's Electric Utilities Sector Supplement indicators wherever possible.

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