Portland General Electric Company
PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC CO /OR/ (Form: 8-K, Received: 07/29/2014 08:49:40)


 
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

 
FORM 8-K
 
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 29, 2014

 
 
 
PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oregon
001-5532-99
     93-0256820          
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
     (I.R.S. Employer          
     Identification No.)          
121 SW Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97204
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (503) 464-8000
 

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Item 2.02    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

The following information is furnished pursuant to Item 2.02.

On July 29, 2014 , Portland General Electric Company (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2014 . The press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report.

Item 7.01    Regulation FD Disclosure.

The following information is furnished pursuant to Item 7.01.

At 11:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday , July 29, 2014 , the Company will hold its quarterly earnings call and web cast, and will utilize a slide presentation in conjunction with the earnings call. A copy of the slide presentation is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.2.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)
 
Exhibits.
99.1
 
Press Release issued by Portland General Electric Company dated July 29, 2014.
99.2
 
Portland General Electric Company Second Quarter 2014 Slides dated July 29, 2014.


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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 
 
 
 
PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
 
 
 
 
(Registrant)
 
 
 
 
 
Date:
July 28, 2014
 
By:
/s/ James F. Lobdell
 
 
 
 
James F. Lobdell
 
                                                                             
 
 
Senior Vice President of Finance,
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer


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Exhibit 99.1
Portland General Electric
One World Trade Center
121 S.W. Salmon Street
Portland, Oregon 97204

News Release
 
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
July 29, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
Media Contact:
 
Investor Contact:
Steven Corson
 
Bill Valach
Corporate Communications
 
Investor Relations
Phone: 503-464-8444
 
Phone: 503-464-7395

Portland General Electric announces second quarter results

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) today reported net income of $35 million , or 43 cents per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2014 . This compares with a net loss of $22 million , or 29 cents per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2013 . The increase in earnings primarily reflects the impact of two expenses in the second quarter of 2013 - the Cascade Crossing transmission project write off and an industrial customer refund - totaling 49 cents when including the full year of tax benefits.

Excluding these two items, second quarter 2013 non-GAAP adjusted earnings per share would have been 20 cents per diluted share. Earnings per diluted share for the second quarter of 2014 were 23 cents higher than the
non-GAAP adjusted earnings per diluted share for the second quarter of 2013 primarily due to the alignment of revenues and operating expenses as authorized in the 2014 general rate case and increased allowance of equity funds used during construction for the company’s three new generating resources.

“PGE continues to demonstrate strong operational performance across the company in 2014,” said Jim Piro, president and chief executive officer. “Construction of our three new generating resources is proceeding on time and on budget, our 2015 general rate case is progressing on schedule, and our financial performance is in line with our expectations.”

Company updates

Generation projects: Construction is progressing smoothly on all three generation projects selected last year through the competitive RFP processes.

Port Westward Unit 2—All twelve engines are now installed at Port Westward Unit 2, a 220 megawatt natural gas-fired capacity resource, and initial testing will begin later this summer. The plant is expected to be placed in service in the first quarter of 2015 at an estimated cost of $300 million, excluding allowances for funds used during construction.

Tucannon River Wind Farm—Construction of all 116 turbine foundations is complete at Tucannon River Wind Farm, a 267 megawatt wind farm in southeastern Washington, and turbine erection has begun. The wind farm is expected to be placed in service between December 2014 and March 2015 at an estimated cost of $500 million, excluding AFDC.

Carty Generating Station—Foundations are being poured at Carty Generating Station, a 440 megawatt natural gas-fired baseload power plant, and heat recovery steam generator construction

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will begin soon. The plant is expected to be placed in service mid-2016 at an estimated cost of $450 million, excluding AFDC.

General rate case filing: In February of this year, PGE filed a general rate case primarily requesting recovery of incremental costs to bring Port Westward Unit 2 and Tucannon River Wind Farm into service. The request originally proposed an $81 million increase in revenue requirements and included a return on equity of 10 percent, a capital structure of 50 percent debt and 50 percent equity, and an average rate base of $3.9 billion.

On July 16, 2014, PGE filed testimony supporting a revised revenue requirement increase of $31 million, which reflects the impacts of stipulations reached to-date with Staff and interveners, updates to 2015 power cost and load forecasts, and other updates. The cost of long-term debt and the capital structure have been settled, while the return on equity and modifications to the PCAM are among things yet to be resolved. PGE expects the Oregon Public Utility Commission to issue a final order with approved price changes before the end of 2014 for prices effective early 2015.

Second quarter operating results

Retail revenues increased $23 million , or 6 percent , to $396 million for the second quarter of 2014 from $373 million for the second quarter of 2013. The increase consisted of:

$14 million resulting from the January 1, 2014 price increase authorized by the OPUC in the company’s 2014 general rate case;
$9 million due to an industrial customer refund recorded in the second quarter of 2013; and
$5 million related to the collection of costs deferred in 2012 related to four capital projects beginning January 1, 2014 (offset in depreciation and amortization); partially offset by
$3 million decrease related to various items, including the decoupling mechanism and other supplemental tariff changes; and
$2 million decrease related to lower volumes of energy delivered in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the second quarter of 2013. Residential and industrial energy deliveries declined 1.8 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively, while commercial energy deliveries increased 1.0 percent.

Net variable power cost, which consists of purchased power and fuel expense net of wholesale revenues, decreased approximately $10 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared with the second quarter of 2013 . The decrease was due to a 7 percent decline in total system load, a 3 percent decline in the average variable power cost per MWh and a 22 percent increase in the average wholesale sales price, partially offset by a 34 percent decrease in wholesale sales volume. The decrease in the average variable power cost was driven by the economic displacement of a greater amount of thermal generation with purchased power during the second quarter of 2014 relative to the second quarter of 2013, combined with an increase in energy received from wind generating resources. For the second quarter s of 2014 and 2013 , actual NVPC was $11 million and $13 million , respectively, below baseline NVPC (which is included in customer prices).

Production and distribution expense increased $3 million , or 5 percent , in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the second quarter of 2013 , primarily due to an increase in costs associated with the company’s ownership of Boardman. On December 31, 2013, PGE’s ownership of Boardman increased from 65 percent to 80 percent.

Cascade Crossing transmission project consists of $52 million of costs charged to expense in the second quarter of 2013 that were previously capitalized in connection with this project.

Depreciation and amortization expense increased $11 million , or 18 percent , in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the second quarter of 2013 , with $8 million related to timing of the deferral and amortization of costs of four capital projects as authorized in the company’s 2011 General Rate Case. In the second quarter of 2013, PGE deferred $4 million of costs related to these four projects and in the second quarter of 2014, the company

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recorded $4 million of amortization expense related to the recovery of these costs (offset in retail revenues). In addition, capital additions increased depreciation and amortization expense by $4 million.

Interest expense decreased $2 million , or 8 percent , in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the second quarter of 2013 , as a $4 million decrease related to higher AFDC from the construction of three new generation projects, was partially offset by an increase related to a higher average balance of debt outstanding.

Other income, net increased $7 million in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the second quarter of 2013 due to an increase in AFDC from the higher average CWIP balance.

Income tax expense was $10 million in the second quarter of 2014 compared with a benefit of $11 million in the second quarter of 2013 . The change is primarily due to the increase in the annual estimated pre-tax income for 2014 compared to 2013, which was driven by the charge to expense related to Cascade Crossing and an industrial customer refund recorded in 2013, offset by a favorable income tax benefit in 2014 related to an increase in the allowance for equity funds used during construction.

2014 earnings guidance

PGE is affirming full-year 2014 earnings guidance of $2.05 to $2.20 per diluted share, based on the following assumptions:

Average hydro conditions;
Wind generation based on historical levels;
Normal thermal plant operations;
Colstrip Unit 4 replacement power costs of $1.5 million in January;
Operating and maintenance costs between $480 and $500 million;
Depreciation and amortization expense between $295 and $305 million; and
Capital expenditures of approximately $1 billion.

Second quarter 2014 earnings call and web cast — Jul. 29

PGE will host a conference call with financial analysts and investors on Tuesday . Jul. 29 , at 11 a.m. ET. The conference call will be webcast live on the PGE website at portlandgeneral.com . A replay of the call will be available beginning at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday , Jul. 29 through Tuesday , Aug. 5 .

Jim Piro, president and CEO; Jim Lobdell, senior vice president of finance, CFO, and treasurer; and Bill Valach, director, investor relations, will participate in the call. Management will respond to questions following formal comments.

The attached unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations, condensed consolidated balance sheets, and condensed consolidated statements of cash flows, as well as the supplemental operating statistics, are an integral part of this earnings release.

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About Portland General Electric Company

Portland General Electric Company is a vertically integrated electric utility that serves approximately 842,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the Portland/Salem metropolitan area of Oregon. The company’s headquarters are located at 121 S.W. Salmon Street, Portland, Oregon 97204. Visit PGE’s website at portlandgeneral.com .

Safe Harbor Statement
Statements in this news release that relate to future plans, objectives, expectations, performance, events and the like may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding earnings guidance; statements regarding future load, hydro conditions and operating and maintenance costs; statements concerning implementation of the company’s integrated resource plan; statements concerning future compliance with regulations limiting emissions from generation facilities and the costs to achieve such compliance; as well as other statements containing words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “promises,” “expects,” “should,” “conditioned upon,” and similar expressions. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including reductions in demand for electricity; the sale of excess energy during periods of low demand or low wholesale market prices; operational risks relating to the company’s generation facilities, including hydro conditions, wind conditions, disruption of fuel supply, and unscheduled plant outages, which may result in unanticipated operating, maintenance and repair costs, as well as replacement power costs; failure to complete capital projects on schedule or within budget, or the abandonment of capital projects, which could result in the company’s inability to recover project costs; the costs of compliance with environmental laws and regulations, including those that govern emissions from thermal power plants; changes in weather, hydroelectric and energy markets conditions, which could affect the availability and cost of purchased power and fuel; changes in capital market conditions, which could affect the availability and cost of capital and result in delay or cancellation of capital projects; the outcome of various legal and regulatory proceedings; and general economic and financial market conditions. As a result, actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on information available to the company on the date hereof and such statements speak only as of the date hereof. The company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement. Prospective investors should also review the risks and uncertainties listed in the company’s most recent annual report on form 10-K and the company’s reports on forms 8-K and 10-Q filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations and the risks described therein from time to time.
POR-F
Source: Portland General Electric Company

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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 30,
 
June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Revenues, net
$
423

 
$
403

 
$
916

 
$
876

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchased power and fuel
142

 
156

 
326

 
348

Production and distribution
67

 
64

 
121

 
115

Cascade Crossing transmission project

 
52

 

 
52

Administrative and other
56

 
55

 
110

 
109

Depreciation and amortization
73

 
62

 
148

 
124

Taxes other than income taxes
27

 
25

 
55

 
52

Total operating expenses
365

 
414

 
760

 
800

Income (loss) from operations
58

 
(11
)
 
156

 
76

Interest expense (1)
23

 
25

 
48

 
50

Other income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Allowance for equity funds used during construction
9

 
2

 
15

 
4

Miscellaneous income, net
1

 
1

 

 
2

Other income, net
10

 
3

 
15

 
6

Income (loss) before income tax expense (benefit)
45

 
(33
)
 
123

 
32

Income tax expense (benefit)
10

 
(11
)
 
30

 
6

Net income (loss)
35

 
(22
)
 
93

 
26

Less: net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 
(1
)
Net income (loss) attributable to Portland General Electric Company
$
35

 
$
(22
)
 
$
93

 
$
27

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding (in thousands):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
78,183

 
75,935

 
78,154

 
75,772

Diluted
80,051

 
75,935

 
79,742

 
75,893

Earnings (loss) per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.44

 
$
(0.29
)
 
$
1.19

 
$
0.36

Diluted
$
0.43

 
$
(0.29
)
 
$
1.16

 
$
0.36

Dividends declared per common share
$
0.280

 
$
0.275

 
$
0.555

 
$
0.545

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1) Includes an allowance for borrowed funds used during construction of
$
5

 
$
1

 
$
9

 
$
2





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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 
 
June 30,
 
December 31,
 
2014
 
2013
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
97

 
$
107

Accounts receivable, net
121

 
146

Unbilled revenues
74

 
104

Inventories
85

 
65

Regulatory assets—current
38

 
66

Other current assets
98

 
103

Total current assets
513

 
591

Electric utility plant, net
5,324

 
4,880

Regulatory assets—noncurrent
399

 
464

Nuclear decommissioning trust
83

 
82

Non-qualified benefit plan trust
33

 
35

Other noncurrent assets
47

 
49

Total assets
$
6,399

 
$
6,101

 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
181

 
$
173

Liabilities from price risk management activities - current
32

 
49

Current portion of long-term debt
70

 

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities
174

 
171

Total current liabilities
457

 
393

Long-term debt, net of current portion
2,071

 
1,916

Regulatory liabilities—noncurrent
913

 
865

Deferred income taxes
613

 
586

Unfunded status of pension and postretirement plans
160

 
154

Non-qualified benefit plan liabilities
101

 
101

Asset retirement obligations
105

 
100

Liabilities from price risk management activities—noncurrent
83

 
141

Other noncurrent liabilities
24

 
25

Total liabilities
4,527

 
4,281

Total equity
1,872

 
1,820

Total liabilities and equity
$
6,399

 
$
6,101





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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)

 
Six Months Ended June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
93

 
$
26

Depreciation and amortization
148

 
124

Capitalized costs expensed related to Cascade Crossing

 
52

Other non-cash income and expenses, net included in Net income
37

 
30

Changes in working capital
24

 
47

Net cash provided by operating activities
302

 
279

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
(501
)
 
(260
)
Other, net
7

 
1

Net cash used in investing activities
(494
)
 
(259
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Net issuance of long-term debt
225

 
98

Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs

 
47

Maturities of commercial paper, net

 
(17
)
Dividends paid
(43
)
 
(41
)
Net cash provided by financing activities
182

 
87

Change in cash and cash equivalents
(10
)
 
107

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
107

 
12

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
$
97

 
$
119

 
 
 
 



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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATING STATISTICS
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 30,
 
June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Revenues  (dollars in millions):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Residential
$
188

 
$
179

 
$
445

 
$
425

Commercial
159

 
150

 
317

 
299

Industrial
53

 
54

 
105

 
105

Subtotal
400

 
383

 
867

 
829

Other retail revenues, net
(4
)
 
(10
)
 
(2
)
 
(6
)
Total retail revenues
396

 
373

 
865

 
823

Wholesale revenues
17

 
21

 
34

 
37

Other operating revenues
10

 
9

 
17

 
16

Total revenues
$
423

 
$
403

 
$
916

 
$
876

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Energy sold and delivered (MWh in thousands):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail energy sales:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Residential
1,552

 
1,580

 
3,726

 
3,809

Commercial
1,675

 
1,663

 
3,326

 
3,321

Industrial
785

 
794

 
1,525

 
1,555

Total retail energy sales
4,012

 
4,037

 
8,577

 
8,685

Retail energy deliveries:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commercial
139

 
133

 
269

 
262

Industrial
272

 
270

 
533

 
533

Total retail energy deliveries
411

 
403

 
802

 
795

Total retail energy sales and deliveries
4,423

 
4,440

 
9,379

 
9,480

Wholesale energy deliveries
512

 
771

 
893

 
1,311

Total energy sold and delivered
4,935

 
5,211

 
10,272

 
10,791

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Number of retail customers at end of period:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Residential
 
 
 
 
735,153

 
727,793

Commercial
 
 
 
 
106,139

 
105,242

Industrial
 
 
 
 
200

 
204

Direct access
 
 
 
 
438

 
511

Total retail customers
 
 
 
 
841,930

 
833,750





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PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATING STATISTICS, continued
(Unaudited)

 
Three Months Ended
 
Six Months Ended
 
June 30,
 
June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Sources of energy (MWh in thousands):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Generation:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thermal:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coal
367

 
794

 
1,600

 
2,155

Natural gas
43

 
228

 
991

 
1,204

Total thermal
410

 
1,022

 
2,591

 
3,359

Hydro
448

 
436

 
981

 
917

Wind
404

 
384

 
621

 
629

Total generation
1,262

 
1,842

 
4,193

 
4,905

Purchased power:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Term
2,562

 
2,571

 
3,782

 
3,881

Hydro
489

 
508

 
867

 
901

Wind
102

 
111

 
165

 
177

Spot
294

 
19

 
1,041

 
703

Total purchased power
3,447

 
3,209

 
5,855

 
5,662

Total system load
4,709

 
5,051

 
10,048

 
10,567

Less: wholesale sales
(512
)
 
(771
)
 
(893
)
 
(1,311
)
Retail load requirement
4,197

 
4,280

 
9,155

 
9,256


 
Heating Degree-days
 
Cooling Degree-days
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
First quarter
1,891

 
1,902

 

 

Average
1,864

 
1,850

 

 

Second quarter
530

 
593

 
57

 
82

Average
713

 
721

 
70

 
68

Year-to-date
2,421

 
2,495

 
57

 
82

Year-to-date average *
2,577

 
2,571

 
70

 
68

* — “Average” amounts represent the 15-year rolling averages provided by the National Weather Service (Portland Airport).



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Earnings Conference Call Second Quarter 2014 Exhibit 99.2


 
2 Cautionary Statement Information Current as of July 29, 2014 Except as expressly noted, the information in this presentation is current as of July 29, 2014 — the date on which PGE filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 — and should not be relied upon as being current as of any subsequent date. PGE undertakes no duty to update the presentation, except as may be required by law. Forward-Looking Statements Statements in this news release that relate to future plans, objectives, expectations, performance, events and the like may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding earnings guidance; statements regarding future load, hydro conditions and operating and maintenance costs; statements concerning implementation of the company’s integrated resource plan; statements concerning future compliance with regulations limiting emissions from generation facilities and the costs to achieve such compliance; as well as other statements containing words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “promises,” “expects,” “should,” “conditioned upon,” and similar expressions. Investors are cautioned that any such forward- looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, including reductions in demand for electricity; the sale of excess energy during periods of low demand or low wholesale market prices; operational risks relating to the company’s generation facilities, including hydro conditions, wind conditions, disruption of fuel supply, and unscheduled plant outages, which may result in unanticipated operating, maintenance and repair costs, as well as replacement power costs; failure to complete capital projects on schedule or within budget, or the abandonment of capital projects, which could result in the company’s inability to recover project costs; the costs of compliance with environmental laws and regulations, including those that govern emissions from thermal power plants; changes in weather, hydroelectric and energy markets conditions, which could affect the availability and cost of purchased power and fuel; changes in capital market conditions, which could affect the availability and cost of capital and result in delay or cancellation of capital projects; the outcome of various legal and regulatory proceedings; and general economic and financial market conditions. As a result, actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on information available to the company on the date hereof and such statements speak only as of the date hereof. The company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement. Prospective investors should also review the risks and uncertainties listed in the company’s most recent annual report on form 10-K and the company’s reports on forms 8-K and 10-Q filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations and the risks described therein from time to time.


 
3 Leadership Presenting Today Jim Lobdell Senior VP of Finance, CFO & Treasurer Jim Piro President & CEO On Today’s Call ▪ Operational Update ▪ Economy and Customers ▪ Growth Initiatives ▪ Financial Update ▪ Regulatory Update


 
4 Q2 2014 Earnings Results NI in millions  Q2 2013 Q2 2014 Net Income $ (22) $ 35 Diluted EPS $ (0.29) $ 0.43 $1.35 $2.05 - $2.20 Q1 $0.65 Q2 ($0.29) Q3 $0.40 Q4 $0.59 Q1 $0.73 2013 EPS 2014E EPS Q2 $0.43 Q3-Q4 $0.89 - $1.04


 
5 Operational Update residential customer satisfaction general business customer satisfaction key customer satisfaction Top Quartile Top Decile Top Decile


 
6 Economic Outlook (1) (1) Net of approximately 1.5% of energy efficiency Economic Outlook ▪ Customer count growth of 1% ▪ New connects up 25% year-to-date compared with 2013 ▪ Unemployment of 6.0% in our operating area ▪ Weather-normalized 2014 load growth forecast of approximately 1%(1) (excluding a low-margin large paper customer)


 
7 New Generation: Capacity Resource Port Westward Unit 2 Project Location Clatskanie, OR Capacity / Fuel 220 MW / Natural Gas Technology 12 Natural GasWärtsilä ReciprocatingEngines EPC Contractor Black & Veatch, Harder Mechanical Estimated In-Service Date Q1 2015 Customer Price Impact ~3% Next Steps ▪ Final construction▪ Initial testing PW2 CapEx: $300M (in millions) $155 $130 $15 2013 2014 2015


 
8 New Generation: Renewable Resource Tucannon River CapEx: $500M (in millions) Tucannon River Wind Farm Project Location Columbia County, WA Capacity / Fuel 267 MW / Wind Technology 116 2.3 MW Siemens Turbines EPC Contractor RES Americas Estimated In-Service Date December 2014 - Q1 2015 Customer Price Impact ~3% Next Steps ▪ Delivery of turbine components ▪ Erecting turbines ▪ Turbine testing $95 $395 $10 2013 2014 2015


 
9 New Generation: Baseload Resource Carty CapEx: $450M (in millions) Carty Generating Station Project Location Boardman, OR Capacity / Fuel 440 MW / Natural Gas Technology Mitsubishi Turbine EPC Contractor Abener/Abengoa Estimated In-Service Date Mid 2016 Customer Price Impact ~6-8% Next Steps ▪ Pouring foundations ▪ Installation of the HRSG ▪ Receiving gas & steam turbines $135 $115 $165 $35 2013 2014 2015 2016


 
10 Expected Rate Base and Capital Expenditures (in millions) 2013 2014E 2015E 2016E 2017E 2018E TOTAL Base Capital Spending(1) $335 $360 $320 $315 $285 $280 $1,895 Port Westward Unit 2 $155 $130 $15 $300 Tucannon River Wind Farm $95 $395 $10 $500 Carty Generating Station $135 $115 $165 $35 $450 TOTAL $720 $1,000 $510 $350 $285 $280 $3,145 (1) Consists of board-approved ongoing capex and hydro relicensing per the Quarterly 2014 Form 10-Q filed on July 29, 2014 Note: Amounts exclude AFDC debt and equity Expected Capital Expenditures $3.1B 2013 2017 10% CAGR $4.5B $1.4B of Expected Increase in Rate Base


 
11 Second Quarter Financial Results NI in millions  Q2 2013 Q2 2014 Net Income $(22) $35 Diluted EPS $(0.29) $0.43 Key Quarter over Quarter Drivers Cascade Crossing Transmission Project write-off in Q2 2013 h Industrial customer refund in Q2 2013 h Alignment of revenues and expenses with 2014 GRC h Equity AFDC related to construction of three new resources h


 
12 Q2 2014 Sources of Power Q2 2013 Sources of Power Total Revenues and Power Costs in millions Q2 2013 Q2 2014 Retail Revenues $373 $396 Net Variable Power Costs $135 $125 52% 16% 9% 19% 4% 60% 8% 1% 20% 11% Coal Natural Gas Hydro Renewable Purchased Power


 
13 Operating Expenses in millions Q2 2013 Q2 2014 Production & Distribution $64 $67 Administrative & General $55 $56 Total O&M $119 $123 Cascade Crossing Transmission Project $52 $— Depreciation & Amortization $62 $73 Interest Expense, Net $25 $23 Other Income, Net $3 $10 Income Taxes $(11) $10


 
14 ▪ Filed on February 13, 2014 ▪ Requested Return on Equity (ROE): 10% ▪ Cost of Capital: 50% debt, 50% equity ▪ Revised Rate base: $3.8 billion ▪ Final order expected from the Commission in mid-December General Rate Case: 2015 Test Year Drivers of 2015 GRC As Filed DepreciationStipulation Updates & Other Stipulations As Revised 2/13/2014 6/30/2014 7/16/2014 Port Westward Unit 2 $51 $(5) $3 $49 Tucannon River Wind Farm $47 $(3) $(4) $40 Base Business Costs $12 $(11) $(30) $(29) Customer Credits $(29) $— $— $(29) Annual Revenue Increase $81 $(19) $(31) $31


 
15 Liquidity and Financing Senior Secured Senior Unsecured Outlook S&P A- BBB Stable Moody’s A1 A3 Stable Total Liquidity as of 6/30/2014(in millions) Credit Facilities $760 Commercial Paper -- Letters of Credit $(63) Cash $97 Available $794 Expected 2014-2015 Financing Plans Q2 2014 Q3 2014 Q4 2014 Q1 2015 Q2 2015 Bank Loan Proceeds $305 million First Mortgage Bonds $280 million Settle Equity Forward $275 million