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Investing Topics: Electric Utilities

What PG&E is Worth

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 23, 2019

The biggest regulated utility bankruptcy in history has entered a new phase, as California's PG&E Corp (NYSE: PCG) now has a deadline to meet in order to participate in the state's wildfire "insurance" plan.

PG&E vs Power Suppliers: A New Wrinkle

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 26, 2019

Almost 20 years ago, dysfunctional rules for California’s unregulated power market drove the state’s two biggest electric utilities into bankruptcy and impacted the entire sector. This year, the "inverse condemnation" rule has triggered one bankruptcy filing and may push the state's other electric utilities' ratings toward junk.

Enel SpA Wins as the EU Grows Greener

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 29, 2019

Greens and other environment-first advocates have emerged as a powerful bloc in European parliamentary elections, garnering a heavy influence on the ruling Centrist parties which will impact Europe's energy policies and providers.

Berkshire Utilities’ Next Big Utility Bite

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 19, 2019

Whatever happens to Berkshire Hathaway will have huge consequences not just for shareholders, but for the industries it operates in as well - including electricity.

NextEra Energy: Best in Class, But at a Price

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 29, 2019
Formerly known as FPL Group, NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) has nearly doubled the return on the Dow Jones Utility Average over the last decade and topped the S&P 500 by 70 percentage points, while emerging as America’s favorite power company.

PG&E Gets a Break, and Opportunity is Still Knocking

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 26, 2019
Bankruptcy court is fundamentally a negotiation, and this week PG&E Corp (NYSE:PCG) gained considerable leverage for its upcoming filing.

Electric Utilities Face the New Abnormal

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 18, 2018
California's historic Camp Fire, so far has claimed more than 60 lives, and estimates of damage to property are in already in the tens of billions. With super-dry conditions in the west and hurricanes in the east recurring more frequently," US utilities now face an increasing challenge ensuring grid resiliency and safety in a new abnormal of violent weather.

More Fires in California, Amerigas Still Solid

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 14, 2018
This year's autumn rains are late arriving in bone-dry California, resulting in another season of devastating fires. Smoke from the massive “Camp Fire” in northern California currently shrouds San Francisco and the ongoing Edison Electric Institute's annual Financial Conference in the city’s downtown area. Executives from PG&E (NYSE: PCG), the utility serving the affected region, withdrew from the conference to deal with the crisis.

Staying with Southeastern Utilities Through the Storms

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2018
Already hard-hit areas of the Carolinas braced today for Hurricane Michael while residents of Florida’s Gulf Coast worked to dig themselves out from possibly the worst weather event ever to hit their region.

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