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Summary: AES Andres Dominicana Jan 11
Standard & Poors, January 2011
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services' ratings on AES Andres Dominicana reflect the challenges of operating in the Dominican Republic's electric industry, which faces a historically weak regulatory framework, and has an inefficient and highly subsidized distribution sector with uncertain long-term operational and financial sustainability. Weak collection rates and high energy losses within electric distribution companies affect AES Andres Dominicana's cash flow generation. The rating also considers the power sector's dependence on a developing economy, which may be vulnerable to economic stress. A diversified portfolio of dollar-denominated, long-term energy sales contracts, which limit the company's exposure to spot-market volatility and allow a pass-through of fuel costs, partially mitigate these challenges. The rating also considers AES Andres Dominicana's ownership of the only...
Companies mentioned in this report are: AES ANDRES DOMINICANA,AES Corp. (The)
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AES ANDRES DOMINICANA,AES Corp. (The)