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Bulletin: Rate Case Delay May Affect Ratings On FPL Group Inc., Progress Energy Inc. And Subsidiaries Oct 09
Standard & Poors, October 2009
NEW YORK (Standard & Poor's) Oct. 27, 2009--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today said that the Florida Public Service Commission's (FPSC) decision to delay the completion of Florida Power & Light Co.'s (FP&L; A/Stable/A-1) and Florida Power Corp. d/b/a Progress Energy Florida Inc.'s (BBB+/Stable/A-2) pending base rate cases into 2010 could potentially harm the credit quality of the utilities and the ratings of parent companies FPL Group Inc. (A/Stable/--) and Progress Energy Inc. (BBB+/Stable/A-2) and their subsidiaries. However, we believe that any rating or outlook revisions now would be premature. The FPSC action implies a reconstituted commission in 2010 may accommodate the heightened political atmosphere that has developed around the cases. Standard & Poor's will analyze the final rate decisions...
Companies mentioned in this report are: NextEra Energy Inc.,Florida Power & Light Co.,Florida Power Corp. d/b/a Progress Energy Florida Inc.,NextEra Energy Capital Holdings, Inc.,Progress Energy Inc.
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NextEra Energy Inc.,Florida Power & Light Co.,Florida Power Corp. d/b/a Progress Energy Florida Inc.,NextEra Energy Capital Holdings, Inc.,Progress Energy Inc.