Webinar

Rating Agency Outlook for Public Power

Designed to help educate public power utilities on current trends and issues affecting utility bond ratings.
March 11, 2020
2:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST

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Webinar Description

In this webinar, representatives from the credit rating agencies will discuss their outlook for public power and the electric utility industry for 2020. Hear about current issues that may affect the bond ratings of public power entities (municipalization and privatization activities; securitization and dealing with stranded costs; industry transitions and technologies), trends in credit ratings, public power’s strengths/challenges/weaknesses, and steps boards and managers should take to assure the financial strength of your organization.

Recommended for

  • Utility employees at both the professional and management levels, in the fields of accounting and finance 
  • Those with interests and responsibilities in the topics listed, as well as future leaders those who would benefit from learning more about these areas

Speakers

  • David Bodek, Senior Director, U.S. Public Finance Infrastructure, Public Power Sector Leader, Standard & Poor’s Rating Service, New York, N.Y.
  • Jennifer Chang, Vice President – Senior Analyst, Global Project & Infrastructure Finance, Moody’s Investors Service, New York, N.Y.
  • Dennis Pidherny, Managing Director, Public Finance, Sector Head – U.S. Public Power, Fitch Ratings, New York, N.Y. 

Series Description

This two-part webinar series is designed to help educate public power utilities on current trends and issues affecting utility bond ratings. Learn the ins and outs of how rating agencies evaluate a utility’s bond rating and hear proactive strategies public power utilities can take to maintain or improve their bond ratings.

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact 202/467-2997 or [email protected]

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Registration/Fee Information

Individual webinars: $109 for Association members; $209 for nonmembers

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The 2-part series (discounted price): $175 for members; $335 for nonmembers

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Have questions? Contact 202/467-2997 or [email protected]

 

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How to Join a Webinar

  • Log-in information will be sent out the morning of each event. If you do not receive the reminder email, call 202-467-2997 or email [email protected]). 
  • Registration is for one phone line and one computer. If you have multiple employees participating from the same location, all can listen in via speaker phone, though only the person who is registered can earn a completion certificate.
  • You may use voice over internet protocol (VoIP) instead of a phone line. This option allows you to listen to the webinar audio through your computer’s microphone and speakers.
  • Submit your questions for the speaker before the webinar — email them to [email protected]. You may also ask questions using an online chat feature during the webinar.

Accreditation

  • Each webinar is worth 1 CPEs/.1 CEU/1 PDH credits
  • CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • Registrants are required to log into the audio and web portions of the webinar and participate for at least 45 minutes of the event, in order to receive a completion certificate.
  • The completion certificate is only available to the person who registered for the webinar. Attendance is confirmed by the webinar report log. 
  • Links to all handouts and an audio recording will be sent out shortly after the webinar.

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact 202/467-2997 or [email protected]