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Selecting a Capital Structure for a Regulated Electric Utility: Some Issues and Directions

J. Robert Malko and Robert Skinner

The Electricity Journal, 2011, vol. 24, issue 7, 49-56

Abstract: The selection of a balanced capital structure plays a significant role in the ability of an electric utility to raise financial capital on reasonable terms. A framework is presented that demonstrates the importance of selecting an appropriate capital structure based on risk considerations for analyzing and evaluating the estimation of the cost of common equity for a regulated electric utility.

Date: 2011
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