ScottMadden Insight: Gaining Access to Capital Markets, a G&T Cooperative Strategic Priority

How to respond to the challenges and uncertainties of gaining access to capital markets
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June 12, 2012 - PRLog -- ScottMadden, Inc., one of North America’s leading energy consulting firms, recently published “Gaining Access to Capital Markets, a G&T Cooperative Strategic Priority.” This is the third in a series of ScottMadden insights into the “Five Strategic Priorities for Generation and Transmission Cooperatives.”

With potentially costly environmental upgrades on the horizon and the need to increase capacity over the long term, capital needs for cooperatives are growing rapidly. At the same time, traditional sources of funding are being constrained. As cooperatives increasingly turn to the markets, how can they ensure their members continue to benefit from low capital cost?

Marc Miller, who leads the Public Power, Municipal, and Cooperatives Practice, noted “At ScottMadden, we believe there are four dimensions of business strength that must be understood and closely managed to maintain a low cost of capital over time. Of course this only becomes more important with both market uncertainty and borrowing needs on the rise.”

“How should we prepare to react to pending and potential legislation? Have we planned our resource portfolio effectively? Is our balance sheet strong enough? These are among the questions that cooperative managers need to be asking.” said Brad Kitchens, President and CEO of ScottMadden. “ScottMadden is helping clients find the answers and succeed in today’s challenging environment.”

For nearly 30 years, ScottMadden has been a leader in energy consulting, serving more than 200 energy organizations, including 90% of the top 20, and completing thousands of successful projects. ScottMadden provides practical expertise in nuclear, fossil, renewables, transmission, distribution, smart grid, gas, regulatory, and a host of other areas.

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