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Ratings Roundup: U.S. Investor-Owned Electric Utilities Trended Positively In A Quiet Third Quarter Oct 10 Product Image

Ratings Roundup: U.S. Investor-Owned Electric Utilities Trended Positively In A Quiet Third Quarter Oct 10

  • ID: 1787576
  • October 2010
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors

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Abstract
Ratings activity in the U.S. investor-owned electric utility industry was decidedly positive during the third quarter. Since July 1, 2010, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised the corporate credit ratings of four companies, all of which related to PEPCO Holdings Inc. The sale of higher risk merchant generation assets and associated debt reduction led to the upgrade. In the past three months we also revised an outlook to positive, changed two outlooks to stable, and placed one company on CreditWatch negative. The positive outlook on Alliant Energy Corp. stemmed from a manageable construction program and strong cash flow generation. Ratings stability for Duke Energy Corp. is mainly the result of our expectations for steady financial performance during the current construction...

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- Arkansas Elec Coop Corp
- Hoosier Energy Rural Elec Coop Inc
- Pedernales Elec Coop Inc
- Chugach Elec Assoc
- Alabama Power Co.
- Allegheny Energy Inc.
- American & Foreign Power Inc.
- Appalachian Power Co.
- Arizona Public Service Co.
- Entergy Arkansas Inc.
- Atlantic City Electric Co.
- Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.
- NSTAR Electric Co.
- Cambridge Electric Light Co.
- Duke Energy Progress Inc.
- Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.
- Central Illinois Light Co.
- Ameren Illinois Co.
- Cleco Power LLC
- Central Maine Power Co.
- AEP Texas Central Co.
- Central Vermont Public Service Corp.
- Duke Energy Ohio Inc.
- Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co.
- Columbus & Southern Ohio Electric Co.
- Commonwealth Edison Co.
- Commonwealth Electric Co.
- Connecticut Light & Power Co.
- Consumers Energy Co.
- Dayton Power & Light Co.
- Delmarva Power & Light Co.
- DTE Electric Co.
- Duke Energy Corp.
- Duquesne Light Co.
- El Paso Electric Co.
- Empire District Electric Co.
- Florida Power & Light Co.
- Duke Energy Florida Inc.
- Florida Progress Corp.
- Georgia Power Co.
- Gulf Power Co.
- Entergy Gulf States Inc.
- Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc.
- Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.
- Idaho Power Co.
- Illinois Power Co.
- Indiana Michigan Power Co.
- Indianapolis Power & Light Co.
- Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric Co.
- Jersey Central Power & Light Co.
- Kansas City Power & Light Co.
- Kansas Gas & Electric Co.
- Westar Energy Inc.
- Kentucky Power Co.
- Kentucky Utilities Co.
- Entergy Louisiana Holdings Inc.
- Louisville Gas & Electric Co.
- Massachusetts Electric Co.
- Metropolitan Edison Co.
- ALLETE Inc.
- Entergy Mississippi Inc.
- Mississippi Power Co.
- Monongahela Power Co.
- Narragansett Electric Co.
- Nevada Power Co.
- National Grid USA
- New England Power Co.
- Entergy New Orleans Inc.
- Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.
- Northern Indiana Public Service Co.
- Northern States Power Co.
- Northern States Power Wisconsin
- Ohio Edison Co.
- Ohio Power Co.
- Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co.
- Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc.
- Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
- PacifiCorp
- Pennsylvania Electric Co.
- PPL Electric Utilities Corp.
- Pennsylvania Power Co.
- PECO Energy Co.
- Portland General Electric Co.
- Potomac Edison Co.
- Potomac Electric Power Co.
- Public Service Co. of Colorado
- Duke Energy Indiana Inc.
- Public Service Co. of New Hampshire
- Public Service Co. of New Mexico
- Public Service Co. of Oklahoma
- Public Service Electric & Gas Co.
- Rochester Gas & Electric Corp.
- Rockland Electric Co.
- St. Joseph Light & Power Co.
- Savannah Electric & Power Co.
- Sierra Pacific Power Co.
- South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.
- Southern California Edison Co.
- Southern Electric Generating Co.
- Southern Indiana Gas & Electric Co.
- Southwestern Electric Power Co.
- Southwestern Public Service Co.
- Tampa Electric Co.
- Texas-New Mexico Power Co.
- Toledo Edison Co.
- Tucson Electric Power Co.
- Union Electric Co. d/b/a Ameren Missouri
- Duke Energy Kentucky Inc.
- The United Illuminating Co.
- Utah Power & Light Co.
- Virginia Electric & Power Co.
- West Penn Power Co.
- AEP Texas North Co.
- Western Massachusetts Electric Co.
- Wisconsin Electric Power Co.
- Wisconsin Power & Light Co.
- Wisconsin Public Service Corp.
- Eastern Edison Co.
- Ohio Valley Electric Corp.
- Wisconsin Electric Fuel Trust
- American Electric Power Co. Inc.
- CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric LLC
- KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Co.
- Green Mountain Power Corp.
- NV Energy Inc.
- CILCORP Inc.
- IPALCO Enterprises Inc.
- TNP Enterprises Inc.
- PacifiCorp Group Holdings Co.
- NextEra Energy Capital Holdings Inc.
- System Energy Resources Inc.
- Black Hills Power Inc.
- DPL Inc.
- NextEra Energy Inc.
- Entergy Corp.
- Northeast Utilities
- Southern Co.
- Maui Electric Co. Ltd.
- Hawaii Electric Light Co. Inc.
- Pinnacle West Capital Corp.
- Columbus Southern Power Co.
- CTC Mansfield Funding Corp.
- Edison International
- Duquesne Light Holdings Inc.
- LG&E and KU Energy LLC
- PNPP II Funding Corp.
- PVNGS II Funding Corp. Inc.
- PECO Energy Capital L.P.
- Penelec Capital
- Met-Ed Capital L.P.
- Illinova Corp.
- PacifiCorp Delaware LP
- Cinergy Corp.
- CL&P Capital L.P.
- JC P&L Capital L.P.
- MidAmerican Energy Co.
- Ohio Edison Financing Trust
- PPL Corp.
- Ohio Edison Financing Trust II
- PacifiCorp Capital I
- Entergy Louisiana Capital I
- Sierra Pacific Power Capital I
- Vermont Elec Coop Inc
- PG&E Corp.
- Alliant Energy Corp.
- Conectiv
- California Independent System Operator Corp.
- IDACORP Inc.
- Cleco Corp.
- Southern Co. Services Inc.
- Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc
- Exelon Corp.
- Progress Energy Inc.
- Vectren Capital Corp.
- Southern Company Funding Corp.
- American Transmission Co.
- Cobb Elec Membership Corp
- Great Plains Energy Inc.
- Diverse Pwr Inc
- Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC
- Texas Competitive Electric Holdings Co. LLC
- Interstate Power & Light Co.
- Michigan Electric Transmission Co.
- PEPCO Holdings Inc.
- PacifiCorp Holdings Inc.
- International Transmission Co.
- ITC Holdings Corp.
- PNM Resources Inc.
- Texas Genco LLC
- Scottish Power Finance U.S.
- Mirant North America LLC
- Duke Energy Carolinas LLC
- Entergy Louisiana LLC
- FirstEnergy Solutions Corp.
- Entergy Gulf States Louisiana LLC
- Entergy Texas Inc.
- ITC Midwest LLC
- Otter Tail Power Co.
- Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Co.
- American Transmission Systems Inc.
- FirstEnergy Corp.

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