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In Search of... Transmission Capitalists

Facing a cash crunch, transmission owners look for new funding sources.
Fortnightly Magazine - April 1 2003
  1. fundamentals; and constrained capital markets.
  2. Rebecca Smith, Wall Street Journal, "Beleaguered Energy Firms Try to Share Pain With Utility Units," Dec. 26, 2002, p. 1.
  3. One current exception to this trend is the Path 15 project in California, an upgrade to an existing intertie line, with Trans-Elect leading the sourcing of capital. The success of this project may prove to be a case study for other upgrade projects in terms of identifying discrete assets, in this case a new line segment, sourcing and structuring non-utility financing.
  4. Data from Trans-Elect Inc. corporate Web site.
  5. Data from Neptune Web site and press releases.
  6. DTE Corp. press release, Dec. 3, 2002.

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