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SSE plc -- Moody's: Wind and solar power will continue to erode thermal generators' credit quality

London, 06 November 2012 -- Further expected increases in renewable energy will continue to erode the credit quality of European thermal generation companies in the near to medium term, says Moody's Investors Service in a Special Comment published today.

The new report, entitled "European Utilities: Wind and Solar Power Will Continue to Erode Thermal Generators' Credit Quality", is now available on www.moodys.com. Moody's subscribers can access this report via the link provided at the end of this press release.

"Large increases in renewables have had a profound negative impact on power prices and the competitiveness of thermal generation companies in Europe," says Scott Phillips, an Assistant Vice President - Analyst in Moody's Infrastructure Finance Group. "What were once considered stable companies have seen their business models severely disrupted and we expect steadily rising levels of renewable energy output to further affect European utilities' creditworthiness."

Moody's notes that many European countries are considering the introduction of capacity payments to incentivise thermal generators to remain online. Utilities argue that the intermittent nature of renewables makes these mechanisms essential to address security-of-supply concerns, although politicians will be cautious about burdening the consumer with additional costs. Capacity mechanisms would be credit positive for Moody's rated utilities, although their timing and structure remains uncertain.

The European Commission continues to address the potential balancing and stability problems by promoting interconnection. The 'Third Package' aims to remove some of the barriers but its development is still subject to regulatory, political and financial hurdles. The preference for a fully regulated model, with tariffs underpinned by consumers, could prove a sticking point given the impact on tariffs, and the impact on power prices in lower priced regions could prove a further political barrier. If realised, price increases in regions such as the Nord Pool would be credit positive for Fortum Oyj (A2 stable), Dong Energy A/S (Baa1 stable), Vattenfall AB (A2 negative) and Statkraft AS (Baa1 stable), while price decreases for high priced regions (such as the UK) would be credit negative.

Some European utilities are considering electricity storage as a means to manage the impact of further increases in renewable energy. In Italy, Terna - Rete Elettrica Nazionale S.p.A. (Baa1 negative) has earmarked EUR1.0 billion to invest in batteries and E.ON AG (A3 stable) has commenced construction of a 2 megawatt hydrogen electrolysis plant in Germany. While these emerging technologies are currently small-scale and prohibitively expensive, Moody's cautions that storage does have the potential to further negatively affect peak power prices and would increase the competitiveness of renewables -- a credit negative for thermal generators.

European utilities can hope for favourable new policies such as capacity payments but these may be difficult to achieve in the context of affordability. Ultimately, renewable companies, utilities and network operators may be forced into a three-way lobbying battle to secure a share of the total revenue pot. Utilities must therefore adapt to this new paradigm or risk being squeezed out.

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Scott PhillipsAsst Vice President - Analyst Infrastructure Finance Group Moody'sInvestors Service Ltd. One Canada SquareCanary WharfLondon E14 5FA United Kingdom JOURNALISTS: 44 20 7772 5456 SUBSCRIBERS: 44 20 7772 5454 Monica Merli MD - Infrastructure Finance Infrastructure Finance Group JOURNALISTS: 44 20 7772 5456 SUBSCRIBERS: 44 20 7772 5454 Releasing Office: Moody's Investors Service Ltd. One Canada SquareCanary WharfLondon E14 5FA United Kingdom JOURNALISTS: 44 20 7772 5456 SUBSCRIBERS: 44 20 7772 5454 (C) 2012 Moody's Investors Service, Inc. and/or its licensors and affiliates (collectively, "MOODY'S"). All rights reserved.

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18.01.2017EON SE overweightBarclays Capital
20.02.2017EON SE Equal-WeightMorgan Stanley
07.02.2017EON SE HoldHSBC
25.01.2017EON SE HoldHSBC
19.01.2017EON SE HaltenIndependent Research GmbH
16.01.2017EON SE Equal-WeightMorgan Stanley
03.02.2017EON SE UnderperformMerrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
30.01.2017EON SE UnderperformRobert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated
12.12.2016EON SE ReduceKepler Cheuvreux
06.12.2016EON SE SellCitigroup Corp.
27.11.2016EON SE ReduceKepler Cheuvreux
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