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APPA offers Feb. 13 webinar on the rating agency outlook for public power

From the January 31, 2013 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published January 31, 2013

By Heidi Lambert
Manager, Education
On Wednesday, Feb. 13, APPA will hold a webinar, "Rating Agency Outlook for Public Power," from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Eastern time. 

Representatives from three credit rating agencies will discuss their outlook for public power and the electric utility industry for 2013. The speakers will discuss trends in credit ratings, issues that may affect the bond ratings of public power entities, public power’s strengths and weaknesses and steps to take to assure the financial strength of your utility. 

The speakers are: 
• Dan Aschenbach, senior vice president, Public Finance Group, Moody’s Investors Service, New York; 
• David Bodek, director, Standard & Poor’s Rating Service, New York; and 
• Dennis Pidherny, senior director, sector head, Public Finance – U.S. Public Power, Fitch Ratings, New York. 

This webinar is worth 0.2 continuing education credits, 1.5 professional development hours and 1.5 continuing professional education credits. 

For more information, visit or contact Meghan Riley at 202/467-2919 or


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