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Eugene, Oregon Eugene Water & Electric Board; Retail Electric May 11
Standard & Poors, May 2011
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned a 'AA-' rating to Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB), Ore.'s electric utility system revenue bonds series 2011A and 2011B. In addition, we affirmed our 'AA-' long-term rating and 'AA-' underlying rating (SPUR) on EWEB's $206 million in electric system revenue bonds outstanding. The outlook is stable. We understand that bond proceeds will fund a variety of capital improvements and will refinance the series 1998A and 2001B bonds. The rating reflects the following, which we view as credit strengths: A strong liquidity position, with $81 million or 155 days' cash as of Dec. 31, 2010; Continued conservatism in EWEB's forecast assumptions and risk management practices, including contracts with top customers that are structured to...
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