Capital Markets Update: Record Low Gas Prices Are Punishing U.S. Merchant Power Producers In The Bond Market Jul 12
- Language: English
- Published: July 2012
- Region: United States
Allegheny Energy Inc., a midsize utility company in Greensburg, Pa., is in the process of restoring its credit profile after the previous management's unsuccessful expansion into merchant and trading activities. Standard & Poor's raised company's consolidated rating to 'B+' in August 2004 to reflect the company's progress in shedding business risk by selling its trading portfolio and paying down debt at its generation subsidiary, Allegheny Energy Supply Co. LLC, (AE Supply; B+/Positive/--) through equity issuance and asset sales. The rating could continue to improve as the company executes its plan to pay down $1.5 billion or more of debt between December 2003 and the end of 2005. Standard & Poor's estimates that most recently Allegheny has paid down about $280...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Ohio Valley Electric Corp.,Allegheny Energy Supply Co. LLC
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Ohio Valley Electric Corp.,Allegheny Energy Supply Co. LLC