Return on Equity: Interest Rates Push Down Allowances

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Results of the annual survey of energy utility rate proceedings.

Fortnightly Magazine - November 15 2002
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Results of the annual survey of energy utility rate proceedings.

With interest rates at record lows, it is not surprising to find downward pressure on allowances for return on equity (ROE) set by state public utility commissions in retail rate cases. (The table presented herein shows the results of our annual survey of authorized rates of return on common equity for state-regulated energy utilities.)

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