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Nov 05, 2014 to Nov 06, 2014 | Las Vegas, Nevada
Nov 10, 2014 to Nov 12, 2014 | Toronto, Canada
Nov 11, 2014 to Nov 14, 2014 | Dallas, TX

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Reliability by the Barrel

New England turns to fuel oil for the coming winter.

Bruce W. Radford

Burning oil when gas supplies are tight increases costs for customers. Is it also discriminatory?

Transactions

September 2012 -- Southern Company and Turner purchase SunEdison 30-MW PV plant; PSEG acquires 15-MW PV project from Juwi Solar; Duke issues $650 million in 30-year notes; PSE&G floats $350 million; Sempra and SoCal Gas each issue $350 million in bonds; plus bond issues from ONEOK, Regency Energy, ComEd, Tampa Electric, DTE, and Tucson Electric, totaling $4.8 billion.

Last Call

Utilities are enjoying some of the best financing terms anybody’s ever seen. Is the party winding down?

Michael T. Burr

Conditions are ideal for utility financing—but not forever. Although interest rates remain low, policy changes weigh on capital structures.

The Fortnightly 40 Best Energy Companies

A challenging year brings a change in the rankings.

Michael T. Burr

(September 2012) Our annual financial ranking shows some remarkable shifts among the industry’s shareholder value leaders. Despite flat demand and low commodity prices, investor-owned utilities are investing heavily in capital assets. Investment discipline and operational excellence distinguish leaders on the path to financial performance.

The Importance of Being Sustainable

Doing the right thing can drive utility stock performance.

Richard Rudden and Kyle Rudden

Utilities get little credit for their efforts to strengthen the sustainability of their businesses. But these efforts have paid dividends in stock performance, capital costs, regulatory relationships, and brand value. Capturing the greatest value for shareholders will require utilities to become better understood as socially responsible enterprises.

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