Moody's: Despite Calif.'s Energy Woes, Public Power Utilities Remain Stable
- Investor-owned utilities. Harris, Elizabeth E. // Bond Buyer;11/05/98, Vol. 326 Issue 30515, p30
Discusses the assessment made by Moody's Investor Service analysts Susan D. Abbott and Mo Ying W. Seto for investor-owned electric utilities in the United States. Outlook for privately owned utilities; Average ratings for investor-owned utilities; Changes in the definition of utilities;...
- News In Brief: Moody's Expects Electric Stability. // Bond Buyer;10/23/2001, Vol. 338 Issue 31249, p2
Reports on the expectations of rating agency Moody's Investors Service Inc. regarding the credit quality of U.S. electric utility industry. Impact of economic deregulation on Moody's outlook towards the industry; Significance of rating given by the agency in determining industry's credit quality.
- Florida utilities' downgrades reflect wariness on upcoming construction. Molis, Jim // Bond Buyer;08/31/98, Vol. 325 Issue 30468, p1
Reports on the plan of the electric utilities in Lakeland and Tallahassee in Florida to invest in new electric generation units despite downgrades from Moody's Investors Service. Reaction of the cities' officials on the downgrades; Basis of Moody's rating actions; Background on the plans.
- Moody's: Choppy Wholesale Electricity Market Threatens Utilities. McKenna, Jon // Bond Buyer;09/30/98, Vol. 325 Issue 30489, p3
Focuses on the impact of sudden increases in wholesale electricity rates on municipal utilities in the United States, according to a report released by Moody's Investors Service Inc. Reaction of Moody's senior vice president Dan Aschenbach about the issue; Moody's placement of the utility's...
- Moody's looks at the Asia-Pacific region. // Electric Perspectives;Nov/Dec94, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p4
Reports on Moody's Investor Service's claim that electric utilities in the Asia-Pacific region will be able to maintain credit-worthiness at high levels relative to the ceilings of their respective nations. Pace of privatization and liberalization in most countries of the region; Demand on...
- Moody's sees more winners and more losers. // Electric Perspectives;Jan/Feb95, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p62
Reports on Moody's Investors Service's forecast on the electric industry in the United States. Erosion of average credit quality; Divergence of individual companies' ratings; Need for companies to develop marketing plans; Key risk factors in industrial environment; Data on industry average...
- Regulatory assets pressure ratings. // Electric Light & Power;Apr95, Vol. 73 Issue 4, p4
Reports on Moody's Investor Service's concern over the credit worth of many electric utilities with large amounts of so-called regulatory assets on their books. Investments for which regulators decided to delay rate hikes needed by utilities to recover investment costs; Consumers' demand for...
- Stranded costs may mean $135 billion loss. // Electric Light & Power;Feb96, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p5
Reports on a study by Moody's Investors Service showing that stranded costs are expected to cost the largest electric utilities in the United States billions of dollars in losses. Stranded costs resulting from uncompetitive or inefficient power plants, higher-than-average maintenance or fuel...
- Bondholder concerns change as industry deregulates. // Electric Light & Power;Feb98, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p10
Focuses on the study of Moody's Investor Service on the United States electric utility industry in 1997. Expectations of Moody's on the industry; Findings on the business risks faced by transmission companies; Account on the distribution companies.