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Summary: South Carolina Pub Svc Auth; Utility, CP; Utility, Wholesale Electric Jan 05 Product Image

Summary: South Carolina Pub Svc Auth; Utility, CP; Utility, Wholesale Electric Jan 05

  • Published: January 2005
  • Region: South Carolina
  • Standard & Poors

Abstract
On Jan. 21, 2005, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'AA-' rating to the South Carolina Public Service Authority's (Santee Cooper) proposed $260 million 2005 refunding series B revenue obligations. The bonds, which mature in 2023, are issued to refund a portion of Santee Cooper's existing debt. The ratings on Santee Cooper reflect the following strengths: A strong competitive position characterized by efficient operations, low-fixed costs, and reasonable systemwide load factors. Santee Cooper's substantial coal fired generation (55% of total capacity; 75% of total energy) contributes to wholesale rates that are competitive and below those of both the state and the national averages, providing existing customers with little incentive to switch electricity suppliers. The utility's long-term contracts with wholesale...

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- South Carolina Pub Svc Auth

Action: New Rating

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