Regulatory Research Associates (RRA)
Regulatory Research Associates (RRA) provides independent research and consultation on electric utility securities and regulation, with a nearly 30-year reputation for unmatched expertise in both areas.
No better source for intelligence on regulatory matters
Knowing the financial and strategic impact of state-level regulation is the key to success in the energy business. With the expert analysis and proprietary data, including a 30-year archive of electric and gas rate case information, as well as direct interaction with the firm's experienced analysts, RRA Regulatory Focus will provide you access to the best available insight concerning regulatory issues affecting energy utilities.
In-depth analysis of utility financials
Understanding a company's business model, how it has evolved and what challenges it faces is key to sound investment decisions. Through detailed company-specific research reports, monthly and weekly market performance summaries, quarterly financial quality analyses and issue specific research and data, as well as consultative access to the firms' equity-focused analysts, RRA Financial Focus provides the intelligence investment professionals need.
Real-time updates on key developments in rate cases and other regulatory proceedings, legislation and court activity and changes to the make-up of the state commissions. Sort by state, company and time period. News archive dating back to 1998.
Archive of major rate case decisions dating back to 1980 and a listing pending cases, with links to relevant documents, RRA news and RRA Rate Case Final Report analyzing each case. Data is sortable by state, company, time period and service type. RRA's rate case data is also available through SNL's proprietary Excel add-in.
Continuously updated profiles of each state utility regulatory body, including details about commission membership and commissioner selection process, summaries of commission policies on various regulatory issues and RRA's evaluation of the relative investor risk level for each jurisdiction. Users may also view cross-sections of profiles simultaneously.
Periodic and topical research reports on industry issues. Includes: issue-specific reports, on such topics as adjustment clauses, merger policies, the treatment of new capital investment that are produced periodically; monthly reports on new and upcoming developments; and, quarterly reports on rate case decisions and pending proceedings.
RRA's listing of upcoming developments in rate cases, generic policy proceedings and court actions, as well as expected commissioner changes. The Events Calendar is maintained on a real-time basis and is filterable by company, state and time period. Custom searches may also be created.
In addition to research and consultation, RRA also organizes periodic, client-only meetings for informal discussions with commissioners from individual states. RRA then publishes summaries of the commissioners' comments and responses to questions from the audience for distribution to clients.