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SECURITIZATION: A Valuable Tool for Cost Recovery Opportunities Outside a Normal Rate Case

In recent years, a flurry of legislative activity has addressed utility securitization. Seventeen states have passed legislation offering securitization options to their electric utilities in the last decade, and several other states have proposed similar legislation. Securitization, while not a new concept, has been a successful tool for utilities to improve cost recovery while saving customers money on their electric bills. In this paper, we analyze trends in securitization legislation and detail the options that may work for your utility.