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Gulf Power Co. Oct 10
Standard & Poors, October 2010
A generally constructive regulatory environment in Florida; Historically above-average customer growth with attractive demographics; Strong operating performance; Moderately competitive rate structure; Stable consolidated cash flows; and Operating and regulatory diversity on a consolidated basis. Large capital spending to address environmental compliance; Economic slowdown in the Florida economy; and Aggressive adjusted consolidated debt leverage. The ratings on Gulf Power Co. reflect the consolidated credit profile of its parent, Southern Co. Southern has an excellent business risk profile characterized by stable regulated electric utility operations in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida, which contribute more than 90% of consolidated operating income. The business risk profile benefits from operations in jurisdictions with generally constructive regulatory frameworks combined with effective management of regulatory relations; strong...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Gulf Power Co.,Alabama Power Co.,Georgia Power Co.,Mississippi Power Co.,Southern Electric Generating Co.,Southern Co.,Southern Company Capital Funding, Inc.,Alabama Power Capital Trust V,Southern Co. Services Inc.,Southern Company Funding Corp.,Southern Power Co.
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