Performance Measures

Xcel Energy annually sets goals to ensure performance around strategic priorities. The table below includes corporate and business unit targets, 2014 results and 2015 goals, specific to our economic, environmental and social performance.

Report Area 2014 Goal 2014 Performance 2015 Goal
About Us
  • Meet earnings target range of $1.90 to $2.05
  • Meet authorized return target of 8.84 to 9.05 percent
  • Ongoing diluted earnings per share were $2.031
  • Earned authorized return of 9.14 percent
  • Meet earnings target range of $2.00 to $2.15 per share
  • Meet authorized return target of 9.0 percent
Customers
  • Achieve customer value survey rating of 86 percent
  • Achieve energy savings of 878 GWh2
  • Achieve public safety index rating of 100
  • Achieved customer value rating of 87 percent
  • Achieved energy savings of 909 GWh2
  • Achieved public safety index rating of 120
Community
  • Managed growth of operating and maintenance expenses at 2.2 percent
  • Achieve SAIDI (System Average Interruption Duration Index) of 97 minutes
  • Achieve UOR (Unplanned Outage Rate) of 5.0
  • Achieve 47 percent employee participation in the annual United Way campaign
  • Managed growth of operating and maintenance expenses at 1.9 percent
  • Achieved SAIDI rate of 88 minutes
  • Achieved UOR of 5.7
  • Achieved 52 percent employee participation in the annual United Way campaign
  • Manage growth of operating and maintenance expenses at 1.0 percent
  • Achieve SAIDI rate of 94 minutes
  • Achieve UOR of 4.9
  • Achieve 47 percent employee participation in the annual United Way campaign
Workforce
  • Achieve OSHA recordable incident rate of 1.17 or lower
  • Achieve employee engagement survey rate of 82
  • Achieved OSHA recordable incident rate of 1.00
  • Achieved employee engagement survey rate of 82
  • Achieve OSHA recordable incident rate of 1.00 or lower
  • Achieve employee engagement survey rate of 81
Environment
  • Achieve SO2 intensity of 2.83 lbs/MWh
  • Achieve NOx intensity of 1.74 lbs/MWh
  • Reduce CO2 emissions 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2020
  • Meet Colorado and Minnesota Renewable Energy Standard goals of 30 percent by 2020
  • Achieved SO2 intensity of 2.62 lbs/MWh
  • Achieved NOx intensity of 1.61 lbs/MWh
  • Reduced CO2 emissions 22 percent from 2005 levels
  • Estimated compliance with all state renewable standards and objectives through at least 2020
  • Achieve SO2 intensity of 2.43 lbs/MWh
  • Achieve NOx intensity of 1.57 lbs/MWh
  • Reduce CO2 emissions 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2020
  • Meet Colorado and Minnesota Renewable Energy Standard goals of 30 percent by 2020

1 A reconciliation to GAAP earnings per share is located in Item 7 of the Form 10-K.

2 Includes only results for Colorado, Minnesota and New Mexico. Total energy savings for customers in all states was about 982 gigawatt-hours in 2014.

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