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Key Facts
$110 Billion+
per year
EEI member companies invest more than $110 billion each year to make the energy grid smarter, stronger, cleaner, more dynamic, and more secure.
BBB+
Industry Average Credit Rating

The industry's strengthening credit profile has maintained a BBB+ average since 2014.

93% of Companies
Increased Dividend in 2018
In 2018, 93% of EEI member companies increased their dividend rate.​
ESG/Sustainability

​To better serve customers and investors, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the American Gas Association (AGA) developed an environmental, social, governance, and sustainability (ESG/sustainability) reporting template, with the goal of helping electric and gas companies provide the financial sector with more uniform and consistent ESG/sustainability data and information.

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Wall Street Briefing

​In EEI's annual "State of the Industry" speech before the Wall Street financial community held on February 6, EEI leadership outlined the challenges and opportunities facing the electric power industry in 2019 and beyond. Topics discussed included the clean energy transformation, the electrification of transportation, customer solutions, infrastructure priorities, energy grid security, storm and wildfire response, tax reform implementation, ESG/sustainability reporting, and the current political and federal regulatory landscape.  

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Dividend Tax Rates

​​Millions of Americans from all income levels and age groups own stocks that pay dividends. And dividends are an important component of shareholder value for the investor-owned electric utility industry. Today’s low dividend tax rates make dividend-paying companies, like electric companies, more attractive to investors. This helps to increase the value of utility stocks and lowers the cost of capital, which is critical for electric companies during this time of elevated capital expenditures.

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Tax Reform

​​On December 20, 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, completing the most comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. tax code in more than 30 years. The final legislation included the electric power industry’s top priorities and several other provisions that will benefit electricity customers and encourage much-needed investments in smarter energy infrastructure.

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Financial Review

​The EEI Financial Review is an annual report on the financial performance and strategic direction of the electric power industry. The report includes discussions of: industry-level financial results, stock performance, dividends, credit ratings, rate reviews, construction activity, fuel sources, business segmentation, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Electric Utility Industry Financial Data and Analysis

EEI's Financial Analysis group tracks and analyzes a wide range of industry financial metrics covering the U.S. investor-owned electric utility companies. These companies include electric utility holding companies whose stocks are traded on major U.S. stock exchanges and other U.S. electric utility subsidiaries of non-utility or foreign companies.

Capital Expenditures

EEI Industry Capital Expenditures with Functional Detail (October 2019)


Quarterly Financial Updates

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Credit Ratings: Data (Excel)
Dividends: Summary | Data (Excel)
Stock Performance: Summary | Data (Excel)
EEI Stock Index

​The EEI Index measures total shareholder return for the 40 publicly traded U.S. investor-owned electric utilities. The EEI Index is market cap-weighted and calculated on the final day of each quarter, covering both the year-to-date and trailing 12-month periods. The EEI Index is widely used in company proxy statements and industry benchmarking.