Press Release

DBRS Morningstar Publishes Updated Independent Power Producer Methodology

Utilities & Independent Power
May 19, 2020

DBRS Morningstar published an updated version of its “Rating Companies in the Independent Power Producer Industry” methodology (the Methodology).

DBRS Morningstar has conducted a periodic review of the Methodology. This update supersedes the previous version published on May 9, 2019, and is effective as of May 19, 2020. DBRS Morningstar deems the update not to be material and has determined that no ratings are expected to change as a result of this update.

As discussed in the press release for its “Rating Companies in the Capital Goods Dealership Industry” methodology dated May 10, 2019, DBRS Morningstar is changing its corporate methodologies to an overlay format. The business risk assessment and financial risk assessment will now blend into a core assessment, which will then be adjusted, as needed, for industry-specific and general overlay factors to determine an issuer rating. For further details, please see the May 10, 2019, press release referred to above.

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DBRS Morningstar methodologies are publicly available on its website under Methodologies & Criteria.

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