Opportunity for Coop Expansion?

August 6, 2012 10:41 by Bill Conway in Cooperatives, M&A  //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (0)

If the PwC report is correct regarding accelerated consolidation in the utility industry, the electric coop network could follow suit  by acquiring the “more rural” territories from IOUs.  This strategy makes sense for both coops and IOUs, as these rural areas are often best served by coops and fit the profile of the traditional coop service territory.  However, the economic and regulatory climates and gas prices are major factors in creating a “win / win” transaction for all parties.  More...

 

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