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$POM 1Q15 10-Q: In March 2015, issued $200MM of 4.15% first mortgage bonds due March 15, 2043, with a 3.9% yield to maturity. Net proceeds from bond issuance, including $8MM premium, were used to repay outstanding commercial paper and for general corporate purposes.
$NI reaffirmed its 2017 non-GAAP operating EPS guidance of $1.17-1.20 and capital investments outlook of $1.6-1.7Bil. For 2018, the company reaffirmed its non-GAAP operating EPS estimate of $1.26-1.32 and capital investments forecast of $1.7-1.8Bil. $NI still expects to growth non-GAAP operating EPS and dividend at 5-7% each year through 2020.
$WPZ's Transco pipeline delivered 15.58MM dekatherms of natural gas on Jan. 5, 2018. The Transco system, which stretches from South Texas to New York City, also established a new three-day market area delivery record, averaging 14.90 MMdt from Jan. 4 to Jan. 6, 2018.
Energy utility firm $D has entered into an agreement with $SCG, under which the companies will merge in a stock-for-stock transaction. SCANA shareholders will receive 0.6690 share of Dominion for each SCANA share. The transaction is expected to be accretive to Dominion’s earnings. SCANA will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion.
South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G), principal subsidiary of $SCG, filed a formal request with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to withdraw the combined operating licenses for VC Summer Station Units 2 & 3. SCE&G states that it has irrevocably abandoned its interests in the VCS Units 2 and 3.
$PCG's BoD determined to suspend the quarterly cash dividend on its common stock, beginning with 4Q17, citing uncertainty related to causes and potential liabilities associated with the extraordinary October 2017 Northern California wildfires.
$XEL said it will voluntarily transfer its stock exchange listing from the NYSE to the Nasdaq Global Select Market, effective Dec. 29, 2017. Xcel Energy shares are expected to begin trading on Nasdaq on Jan. 2, 2018 and will retain its current "XEL" ticker.
$AES agreed to sell its equity interest Masin-AES Pte. to SMC Global Power Holdings. SMC Global Power is also purchasing the remaining 49% equity interest in the same assets, held by Electricity Generating Public Co. for $850MM. The transaction has a total enterprise value of about $2.4Bil.
The Public Utility Commission of Texas approved a final order in $EE’s rate case. The order resolves all issues in this case and provides, among other things, an annual non-fuel base rate increase of $14.5MM and an ROE of 9.65%. New rates are expected to be implemented in January 2018.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a subsidiary of $PCG, strengthened its commitment to a clean energy future with the presentation of six energy storage contracts totaling 165 megawatts (MW) to the California Public Utilities Commission for review and approval on Dec. 1, 2017.
$AEP promoted Ashley Weaver to VP, Operations and Performance Transformation, with responsibility for leading its continuous improvement efforts, effective Jan. 3, 2018. She will replace Barbara Radous, SVP, who is retiring from the company. Weaver has served as director of Operations and Performance Transformation since 2012.