Private companies see edge over munis
- Should an electric utility invest overseas? Moore, W. Henson // Electric Perspectives;Jul/Aug93, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p18
Studies prospects for electric utilities in overseas investment. Exportation market and balance-of-trade enhancement; Greater profits; Competitiveness of American utility industry; Need for growth.
- Portrait of an Emerging Industry. DAYTON, DAVID S.; GOLDMAN, CHARLES A.; PICKLE, STEVEN J. // Electric Perspectives;Mar/Apr99, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p38
Focuses on the restructuring of the electricity industry of the United States. Discussion on the emerging energy service companies (ESCO); Reason as to why independent ESCO are seen to survive the restructuring; Implication of restructuring.
- Third Quarter EPS Highest in Three Years. // Electric Perspectives;Mar/Apr99, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p62
Presents a financial update on investor-owned electric industry for the third quarter of 1998. Earnings per share; Total operating revenues; Total operating expenses; Details on other income and deductions.
- Energy Connections. Tagliaferre, Lewis // Buildings;Nov99, Vol. 93 Issue 11, p38
Discusses the status of energy industry in the United States. Information on the developments in the energy industry; Separation of the energy utility companies into three business lines; Factors driving the push toward electric industry restructuring.
- Be a canny consumer in the new competitive electric market. Redmond, Joel // Business Journal Serving Southern Tier, CNY, Mohawk Valley, Fing;12/21/98, Vol. 12 Issue 26, p11
Encourages electric and gas businesses in the United States to take necessary preparations for industry deregulation in the country. Advantages of customers within deregulated industries; Risks associated with a free marketplace; Factors industry players need to consider when choosing a...
- As electric deregulation fever rises, utilities want to relax bond covenants. Kinnander, Ola // Bond Buyer;06/23/98, Vol. 324 Issue 30420, p1
Focuses on municipal utilities' plan to loosen their bond covenants so they will be able to compete in a deregulated electric industry in the United States. Chance for utilities to issue new debt and to sell and acquire assets; Mixed reactions from three major ratings agencies.
- With deregulation around the corner, utilities are trying to shave expenses. Kinnander, Ola // Bond Buyer;08/06/98, Vol. 325 Issue 30451, p1
Reports on municipal utilities' search for ways to cut costs, in an effort to offer customers lower rates when the electricity market opens up for competition. Consideration of refunding debt, encouraging workers to retire early, and renegotiating fuel price contracts; Alliance of public power...
- Change Senator's Bill to Allow for Competitiveness, LPPC Says. Ferris, Craig T. // Bond Buyer;04/12/2000, Vol. 332 Issue 30869, p6
Reports on Senator Frank Murkowski's electric power legislation to allow municipal utilities to compete in a deregulated electricity market in the United States. Modifications needed in proposals governing the formation of regional transmission organizations; Tax treatment of municipal power bonds.
- Group: Proposed power grids may harm muni bonds. Kinnander, Ola // Bond Buyer;12/01/98, Vol. 326 Issue 30530, p1
Cites the concerns of the United States' largest municipal utilities about the impact of the huge transmission grids that regulators want to establish for future retail competition in the electric industry on utilities' bonds. Remarks of the Large Public Power Council; Threat to the tax-exempt...