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Industry Report Card: U.S. Regulated Electric Utilities Continue On Stable Trajectory Sep 11 Product Image

Industry Report Card: U.S. Regulated Electric Utilities Continue On Stable Trajectory Sep 11

  • ID: 1927678
  • September 2011
  • Region: United States
  • Standard & Poors

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AEP Texas Central Co.
  • CMS Energy Corp.
  • Duquesne Light Co.
  • ITC Great Plains LLC
  • North Shore Gas Co.
  • PEPCO Holdings Inc.
  • MORE

Abstract
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2011, as the still-bumpy U.S. economic recovery slows, about 78% of U.S. regulated electric companies had a stable outlook. And, the predominance of ratings is in the 'BBB' category, firmly investment grade. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services predominately bases its stable outlook for the electric utility industry on expectations for responsive regulatory attention to cost recovery for needed capital investments and continued appetite by investors for utility debt and equity offerings. Moreover, the essential service that electric utilities provide and the rate-regulated nature of the business allow them to recover their costs regardless of economic conditions. Standard & Poor's base case economic outlook for the remainder of 2011 and 2012 and for the investor-owned...

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- Alabama Power Co.
- Allegheny Energy Inc.
- Appalachian Power Co.
- Arizona Public Service Co.
- Entergy Arkansas Inc.
- CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp.
- Atlantic City Electric Co.
- Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.
- NSTAR Electric Co.
- Boston Gas Co.
- The Brooklyn Union Gas Company
- Duke Energy Progress Inc.
- Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp.
- Ameren Illinois Co.
- Cleco Power LLC
- Central Maine Power Co.
- AEP Texas Central Co.
- Duke Energy Ohio Inc.
- Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co.
- Colonial Gas Co.
- Commonwealth Edison Co.
- NSTAR Gas Co.
- Connecticut Light & Power Co.
- Connecticut Natural Gas Corp.
- Consolidated Edison Co. of New York Inc.
- Consumers Energy Co.
- Dayton Power & Light Co.
- Delmarva Power & Light Co.
- DTE Electric Co.
- Dominion Resources Inc.
- Duke Energy Corp.
- Duquesne Light Co.
- El Paso Electric Co.
- Empire District Electric Co.
- Florida Power & Light Co.
- Duke Energy Florida Inc.
- Georgia Power Co.
- Gulf Power Co.
- Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc.
- Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.
- Idaho Power Co.
- Indiana Michigan Power Co.
- Indianapolis Power & Light Co.
- Jersey Central Power & Light Co.
- Kansas City Power & Light Co.
- Kansas Gas & Electric Co.
- Westar Energy Inc.
- Kentucky Power Co.
- Kentucky Utilities Co.
- Louisville Gas & Electric Co.
- Madison Gas & Electric Co.
- Massachusetts Electric Co.
- Metropolitan Edison Co.
- DTE Gas Co.
- ALLETE Inc.
- Entergy Mississippi Inc.
- Mississippi Power Co.
- Monongahela Power Co.
- Narragansett Electric Co.
- Nevada Power Co.
- National Grid USA
- New England Power Co.
- Entergy New Orleans Inc.
- New York State Electric & Gas Corp.
- Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.
- North Shore Gas Co.
- Northern States Power Co.
- Northern States Power Wisconsin
- NorthWestern Corp.
- Ohio Edison Co.
- Ohio Power Co.
- Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co.
- Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc.
- Otter Tail Corp.
- Pacific Gas & Electric Co.
- PacifiCorp
- Pennsylvania Electric Co.
- PPL Electric Utilities Corp.
- Pennsylvania Power Co.
- The Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co.
- PECO Energy Co.
- Portland General Electric Co.
- Potomac Edison Co.
- Potomac Electric Power Co.
- Public Service Co. of Colorado
- Duke Energy Indiana Inc.
- Public Service Co. of New Hampshire
- Public Service Co. of New Mexico
- Public Service Co. of North Carolina Inc.
- Public Service Co. of Oklahoma
- Public Service Electric & Gas Co.
- Rochester Gas & Electric Corp.
- Sierra Pacific Power Co.
- South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.
- Southern California Edison Co.
- Southern Connecticut Gas Co.
- Southwestern Electric Power Co.
- Southwestern Public Service Co.
- Tampa Electric Co.
- Texas-New Mexico Power Co.
- Toledo Edison Co.
- Tucson Electric Power Co.
- Union Electric Co. d/b/a Ameren Missouri
- Duke Energy Kentucky Inc.
- The United Illuminating Co.
- Virginia Electric & Power Co.
- Avista Corp.
- West Penn Power Co.
- AEP Texas North Co.
- Western Massachusetts Electric Co.
- Wisconsin Electric Power Co.
- Wisconsin Gas LLC
- Wisconsin Power & Light Co.
- Wisconsin Public Service Corp.
- Ohio Valley Electric Corp.
- Puget Sound Energy Inc.
- American Electric Power Co. Inc.
- CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric LLC
- Peoples Energy LLC
- KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Co.
- Green Mountain Power Corp.
- NV Energy Inc.
- IPALCO Enterprises Inc.
- SCANA Corp.
- TECO Energy Inc.
- System Energy Resources Inc.
- Puget Energy Inc.
- Black Hills Power Inc.
- DPL Inc.
- NextEra Energy Inc.
- Entergy Corp.
- Northeast Utilities
- Southern Co.
- Pinnacle West Capital Corp.
- CMS Energy Corp.
- Wisconsin Energy Corp.
- Columbus Southern Power Co.
- Edison International
- Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company
- Duquesne Light Holdings Inc.
- LG&E and KU Energy LLC
- The AES Corp.
- MidAmerican Energy Co.
- PPL Corp.
- Integrys Energy Group Inc.
- DTE Energy Co.
- CenterPoint Energy Inc.
- PG&E Corp.
- OGE Energy Corp.
- Ameren Corp.
- Alliant Energy Corp.
- California Independent System Operator Corp.
- KeySpan Corp.
- FirstEnergy Corp.
- KeySpan Gas East Corp.
- National Grid Generation LLC
- Consolidated Edison Inc.
- IDACORP Inc.
- Constellation Energy Group Inc.
- Cleco Corp.
- NSTAR LLC
- Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc
- Xcel Energy Inc.
- Exelon Corp.
- Progress Energy Inc.
- American Transmission Co.
- Great Plains Energy Inc.
- Black Hills Corp.
- Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC
- Interstate Power & Light Co.
- Michigan Electric Transmission Co.
- PEPCO Holdings Inc.
- International Transmission Co.
- ITC Holdings Corp.
- Gaz Metro Ltd. Partnership
- PNM Resources Inc.
- Yankee Gas Services Co.
- Duke Energy Carolinas LLC
- Entergy Louisiana LLC
- Entergy Gulf States Louisiana LLC
- Entergy Texas Inc.
- ITC Midwest LLC
- Otter Tail Power Co.
- Trans-Allegheny Interstate Line Co.
- UIL Holdings Corp.
- National Grid North America Inc.
- ITC Great Plains LLC

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