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Participants
Jimmie Blotter Director-Investor Relations
Pat Vincent-Collawn Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Chuck Eldred Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Greg Gordon Evercore ISI
Julien Dumoulin-Smith Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Ali Agha SunTrust
Andrew Levi ExodusPoint
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Operator

Good morning, and welcome to the PNM Resources First Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call. All participants will be in listen-only mode. [Operator Instructions] After today’s presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. [Operator Instructions] Please note, this event is being recorded. I would now like to turn the conference over to Jimmie Blotter, Director of Investor Relations. ahead. go Please

Jimmie Blotter

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of our team. Resources' well and President Chief Officer, as are Joining and Pat Vice me PNM today management Vincent-Collawn; Executive CEO, several our other members as President Chairman, and executive Chuck Eldred, Financial

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Pat Vincent-Collawn

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Chuck Eldred

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Pat Vincent-Collawn

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Operator

begin [Operator ahead. question-and-answer from Greg Instructions] Gordon session. of ISI. Evercore our now will the And go We Please question comes first

Greg Gordon

Thank. Hey, you How doing? are guys.

Chuck Eldred

Good.

Pat Vincent-Collawn

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Greg Gordon

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Pat Vincent-Collawn

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Chuck Eldred

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Greg Gordon

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Pat Vincent-Collawn

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Greg Gordon

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Pat Vincent-Collawn

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and the we very are that community obviously, that's commission. So the are environmental now where supportive and both moving business to community of appointed looking forward

Greg Gordon

what in deck second been question. CapEx you've had, I XXXX. the $XXX to last in execute, Thanks. QX in look million disclosure million regard XXXX, potential to upside $XXX with able versus you And your at If

and resource lower should we out? Or think meet your retiring? with frame, contribution that $XXX the And this it securitization the that different being total as would $XXX that? a time just the as we to million, you've incremental to is from as that, that Or a otherwise a in regard should with because on planning of how economic as comes that needed transition mean proceeds, executed the about see might the accretive have earnings? or to should to replacement goals over the state's or see that on you're we depending environment plant sub-question a significantly be financed million. rate the be I higher – CapEx the For that from base then or come the ballpark for – being earnings could

Chuck Eldred

of that serving the values the and that Act. from Transition the for The in to feel To Greg. should then out some if point, then growth Yes, changes invested other strongly the we decisions can fill PNM load if driven the the see your between of capital. investment. process, through we And any the also will, Spirit gaps. the that ownership need there power. RFP for we'll will as million, around customer replacement Energy go be replacement our new additional be $XXX Western profile TNMP that prioritization power, to meet for we've that to the create aspects lacking transmission with capital we back of we've – our is in $XXX expectations additional and look opportunities will customers other Certainly, justified we by opportunities go maybe we the you at be feel million to pipeline, anything And capital

So then We're that. to through event capital we we And opportunity. we'll on power, there, have prioritization fall an that in XXXX. at feel to with look growth. we are to in the some additional clearly comfortable But focusing so X% on the add the we're track we growth slightly like will it bucket, short X% replacement provide do our that speak, that other to

Greg Gordon

a have Thanks, morning. right. All great

Chuck Eldred

Thanks.

Pat Vincent-Collawn

too. you Thanks,

Operator

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Julien Dumoulin-Smith

A Chuck good morning. Good morning. Eldred - Hey,

Julien Dumoulin-Smith

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Chuck Eldred

Yes.

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Pat Vincent-Collawn

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so we're where to to go. So have have scenarios dialogue that state they want the on that going multiple can collective

Julien Dumoulin-Smith

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Chuck Eldred

mean indicate that to a do be be that justified we ownership. replacement placeholder for I will like resources it's there'll feel some

when that the identified was replacement possibilities. power certainly the so And intent we

Julien Dumoulin-Smith

you terms about how both or this having RPS, me being just immediate let think and back terms higher of the meet given in challenges come broadly build able And here? to otherwise of and on of in rate transfer the also base RFP, but compete, to do to solar this, opportunities PPAs

Chuck Eldred

of of the will power – We very very be we the the competitive on to of some peaking competitive. really Imbalance Market the feel and provide can capacity replacement just that what's needed be support

stakeholders, we're So what also other serving what's as the best shareholders, PPA. et well procurement about open the the to to customer made and as decisions a as for around very is we ensure process possibility affordability of a and around make think to greatest that procurement necessary include and reliability needs cetera value to are the ownership decisions

So itself work additional we, comfortable Pat the process through. certainly, we're we there options, we're going create bring. to don't think be just PPAs several value that let But but as out, pointed will does that ownership some

Julien Dumoulin-Smith

be more about then transfer And mind? ownership route, to a on clear see build to opportunity in that? does your that if we Just there, PPA headline that necessarily preclude

Chuck Eldred

No.

Julien Dumoulin-Smith

Okay. Excellent.

a rate base something and you from structuring do solar And could just perspective?

Chuck Eldred

it again, depends. Well,

the make the third-party on that solar have solar to has certainly JV it opportunities. competitive We of to bidding capability

we'll process the what replacement work let PRA just then we'd of So power. the we is think make and itself combination decisions around right through,

Julien Dumoulin-Smith

transmission the initial the beyond And incremental line, $XXX million, like it. route? no off that opportunity Got there's

Chuck Eldred

a the We meeting a that's BBX And the Not identified to to continue the effect the necessary cover what's for have of currently initially. certainly, line. stronger needs but think as we Pattern, of that own we for focus, continues strengthen reading value overall, infrastructure system what opportunities. will net and our with be

Julien Dumoulin-Smith

you Thank it congrats. very there. much, leave I’ll Excellent.

Chuck Eldred

you. Thank

Pat Vincent-Collawn

Thank you.

Operator

Ali come will our And question Agha ahead. go Please next Instructions] SunTrust. of [Operator from

Ali Agha

Good morning. you. Thank

Pat Vincent-Collawn

Good Ali. morning,

Chuck Eldred

Hey, Ali.

Ali Agha

what's into shared still you've this you So around that than looks just First significantly convert you to I the amount about the the had to what talked laid is financing now question, equity why I to equity, you you out what fourth the look more what similar Chuck, power earnings the be come versus in of driving growth total time the wanted there that as you with be us explain at plans? when talking amount Can about previously just guess us? on part equation. sense mandatory the I higher clear. plan When quarter, has of given were previously

Chuck Eldred

again, adding plan. that our into growth do we with, capital opportunities, Well, keep the you're familiar

as And we business, don't holding just of FFO focus XX% through at consolidated that we maintain the so the to debt debt. making we XX% and we're think sure go company, financing the of we over a maintain that target that strong ensuring a credit

financing frame. time to that the of plans XXXX meet reflective so requirements appropriate And in really those of we in think what are types is XXXX,

Ali Agha

earnings power some And the also, numbers that assumptions replacement had plan. – included the Okay. with I then on believe you year-end that the us given

when put whole real it much for higher you're line period you So today. earnings power us than the together, all bottom with sharing what was the

you do plan roughly ahead format transmission were level at same that do that with power slide, initiatives? when update we the at of and other end now your year-end? we growth the you up are Or the and So placement earnings that, filings, given

Chuck Eldred

on the power replacement Western We're potential bit with No. on you power. the slide were And for what pointed does original right as line. Spirit higher the any expectation little FERC growth think not a transmission include to out, side of we is we the We reflective track what was opportunities. earnings certainly,

reflect the we to in in in business So for there's certainly expectations the capital other aspects growth about And else everything when and upside the put Texas. additional think TNMP possibilities of begin the in there. the we've

added the track the capital types other have that pipeline. with the I growth or in the and we with to X% prioritization the meeting X% replacement additional think earnings we're So of capital power of our of clearly possibilities objective on

Ali Agha

the the Okay. you the but that that stand-alone question. the talked Last a increasing scale about in growing importance you that? in so scale, the have optimal your perhaps, PNM folks what's And Utility on interested as might this of still you're doesn't basis, have In fact And organic for plans business. and CapEx company? as still thinking on, we're the past, be about looking beyond growth scale at

Chuck Eldred

plan earnings business. set to the out that Well, power, on potential we we've continue laid in focus within the the expectations of our

metric meeting period we affordable Our increases file that capital for time. this rate plan, is credit think what will we of potential during objectives,

in of effective this December XXXX. one First being year, in

to that But continue set always we in supports take company full and to deliver the if to represents got parties consideration. said and Mexico. And we of expectations. third portfolio the right what we've us we different and So a to have now the got board as New there's organic we've execute And think interested certainly, for in results other a transition do. that M&A, in these and that hands before, to we then involving our would on to to do, that's if that plenty growth the focus continue we've different opportunities way in for that

Ali Agha

Thank Fair enough. you.

Pat Vincent-Collawn

Ali. Thanks,

Operator

Our Levi question from next Andrew ExodusPoint. of comes

Andrew Levi

guys. are How you? Hey,

Pat Vincent-Collawn

Fair. you, How are Andy?

Chuck Eldred

Fair Andy.

Andrew Levi

on clarification financing. the understand a I Just what's issued. being

Or the that on of financing capital Just incremental potential be include or upside, the does upsizing? kind capital would potential of CapEx not?

Chuck Eldred

it finance power No. and resources, plan mind, capital to keep expectations there's have we've in in currently securitization we'll The identified earnings plan. in replacement we meet financing will the out laid replacement be that our includes of power handled what through growth that mechanism. if And the through

really in not reflective that's the plan. So

what meet we have growth identified. So this capital the to the think earnings point, is have in at is that what the financing power we plan you

Andrew Levi

Okay. And financing. back then just on the

or So amounts? amounts is to up it these are these the

Chuck Eldred

are think amounts we around, credit know, operating want supporting up the the of the gives companies and They about. because we to metrics cap all we execute timing as it financings, to talked I that structures where No. of circumstances for us, these

But that can showing movement basic business. So for of what on, the based think some we is there some we just that timing flexibilities could benefit particular are size category the potential, made and think have you optimizing what's to appropriate plans business the about But Lisa of on we assumptions built a even some better get Jimmie we on into is within as understanding go there the certainly financing to numbers. how the work and for with forward.

Andrew Levi

Okay. Thank you much. very Great.

Operator

like This to question-and-answer for the session. back to closing over concludes our conference any turn Vincent-Collawn Pat I remarks. would

Pat Vincent-Collawn

to week. forward Thank call you joining We look of our on for all to this next and talking you, you Andrea. a And us wonderful rest have morning. your quarter earnings thank

Operator

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