Merchants' trading volumes and revenue are still too inflated.
How building capabilities for repeated M&A can increase shareholder value.
Understanding power company volatility in the context of valuation theory.
Debt + secret triggers = another Enron.
The Year of Living Dangerously
November 15, 2000
Rx for IOUs: Slim Down
To an industry whose mantra of late has been "diversify and conquer," a prominent utilities consultant has some startling advice: Slim down and focus on your core strengths.
EEI's contract is ready to go for physical trades of electricity, but the architects say it's likely too late to make a difference this summer.
Lessons learned from Cinergy's losses in commodity markets.
After a second summer of extreme weather, contract defaults and consequent financial losses to energy companies, the financial community and shareholders are holding utilities ever more accountable when it comes to managing risk, say analysts. Moreover, they're showing zero tolerance for failure.
Investors look at environmental ratings for link to stock performance.
While socially responsible investors have been interested in environmental performance for some time, mainstream utilities investors are looking at the issue for a different reason - environmental leaders consistently achieve better financial and stock market performance than their less eco-efficient competitors.