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Investing Topics: Regulated Utilities

US Offshore Wind: Still Affordable?

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 24, 2023
Later this year, the 800-megawatt capacity Vineyard Wind 1 project will begin delivering electricity to the Massachusetts grid. After that, however, the way ahead for US offshore wind is considerably less clear.

California’s All-In on EVs: Buy Edison, Not Tesla

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 27, 2022

The California Air Resources Board voted to ban sales of gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035, and targets minimum electric vehicle market share of 35 percent by 2026 and 68 percent by 2030. And 17 other states will likely follow suit.

NextEra Energy’s Results: For Utilities, Green Still the Color of Money

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 23, 2022
In the previous decade, NextEra Energy’s (NYSE: NEE) ability to convert renewable energy deployment into earnings depended squarely on regulatory support and subsidy. Now, the combination of falling production costs and soaring natural gas prices has made wind, solar and storage increasingly attractive from a cost-cutting standpoint as well.

Wrapping up Q1 Results and Guidance: Steady as She Goes

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 13, 2022
Relentless global inflation pressures, rising interest rates, lingering pandemic fallout and still-high valuations are wreaking havoc on stock portfolios thus far in 2022. But after another week of jagged volatility, the Dow Jones Utility Average is still in the black year-to-date

Algonquin Power: An Up and Coming NextEra at a Better Price

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 15, 2020

Strong regulated utilities combined with long-term contracted renewable energy generation: That’s the NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) business model. And not only does the formula work well, it’s become quite popular with investors.

California Utilities Clear a Big Hurdle

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 19, 2020

From all indications, 2020 has been the worst wildfire season in California’s history. And the state is hardly alone in its misery, as an unprecedented combination of wind gusts and dry conditions have also inflicted record damages throughout the West and Rocky Mountain states.

Where this Election Will (And Won’t) Matter for Utilities

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 20, 2020

Elections always have consequences. They’re just rarely what investors think they will be—and almost never what’s declared beforehand in popular investment media.

When Hunting Value Stocks, Seek the Next AES Corp

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 24, 2020

Is the world’s economic cup half empty or full? With the fog of the November election campaign season fully descended, politics is affecting how many are answering that question.

Why Utilities Might Love Biden’s Energy Plan

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 17, 2020

Elections have consequences, especially for highly regulated industries like electric utilities. And a prospective Biden Administration could actually get most of the way to its  energy goals because utilities are already quickly moving in this direction.

Evergy Inc: The Latest Phase of Utility M&A

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 19, 2020

It’s been a little more than 141 years since Thomas Edison threw the first switch on his famous light bulb. What at one time were literally thousands of electric operating companies have merged into just a few dozen of consequence. And not one deal failed to create a financially stronger utility, a record no other industry can match.

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