PUCs have yet to factor in higher risk for deregulation.
Here are the results of our annual survey of authorized rates of return on common equity (ROE) for state-regulated energy utilities.
This year's survey covers ROE determinations by state regulatory commissions during the period Oct. 1, 1999 through Sept. 30, 2000. The survey reports the results of traditional, cost-of-service rate orders, as well as orders involving utilities operating under performance-based rate plans. The reported ROE figures were obtained from a variety of sources, including rate analysts at state public utility commissions, rate department personnel at the major investor-owned, electric and gas utilities, and directly from orders issued by state regulators. Explanatory notes accompany most entries, and citations are provided for orders published in Public Utilities Reports, Fourth Series (PUR4th).